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Aid delivery to Venezuela turns violent

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/25/19, 12:10 pm

Venezuelan leader Juan Guaidó over the weekend called on the international community to consider “all options” in ending the country’s crisis after an attempt to bring in much-needed aid resulted in violent clashes. Forces loyal to embattled President Nicolás Maduro used tear gas and live ammunition on protesters and opposition members who tried to transport food and medicine across the country’s borders with Brazil and Colombia. At least two people died, and 300 others sustained injuries.

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Release of American mercenaries in Haiti adds to unrest

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/22/19, 11:31 am

HAITI: The arrests and release of five former U.S. military officers carrying a cache of weapons in Port-au-Prince has created a political uproar among Haitians already upset with President Javenal Moise, amid rising street unrest. Instead of standing trial, the Americans were removed from the country under U.S. State Department escort.

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Maduro closes Venezuela-Brazil border

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/22/19, 11:23 am

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in a televised address Thursday said he blocked the country’s border with Brazil to interrupt plans to bring aid into the country on Saturday. Maduro said the blockade was to “protect the people” from what he repeatedly called a military invasion. He also shut down the country’s air and sea connections with the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao.

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