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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 12:07 PM

Venezuela: clash looms over 'politicised' aid as Guaido vows to bring in supplies

Source: The Guardian

Venezuela: clash looms over 'politicised' aid as Guaidó vows to bring in supplies

Humanitarian groups say aid is vital to tackle food and medicine shortages but condemn ‘political point-scoring’

Joe Parkin Daniels in Cúcuta
Wed 13 Feb 2019 14.17 GMT

As a shipment of US aid waits in a Colombian frontier warehouse, hungry Venezuelans living nearby are wondering when they will next eat.

“They should just start handing it out here,” said Jorge Arráiz, who lives on the streets in Cúcuta, the Colombian city that has become a way station for more than a million people fleeing his home country’s humanitarian crisis. “My children back in Venezuela can’t eat. Food is no use waiting around in storage.”

Juan Guaidó, the opposition figurehead now recognized as Venezuela’s leader by dozens of governments, announced on Tuesday that caravans of volunteers will take the shipment of food and medicine across the border on 23 February.

The move is only likely to provoke the Venezuelan government, which as Guaidó made his announcement, was parading troops on the same international bridge which the opposition has chosen as a staging area.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/13/venezuela-maduro-guaido-aid-latest-news

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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 04:51 PM

1. Delcy Rodriguez insists that the humanitarian aid is actually... biological weaponry!

 



Translation: Amazing. @DrodriguezVen says that humanitarian aid is contaminated and is carcinogenic. All to discredit without stopping to think that millions of children, adults and elderly in their country, need it.

And to think there are those in this very forum who defend these scumbags?

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