Volunteers ready US aid set for Venezuela as Maduro digs in

09 February, 2019, 15:26 | Author: Carlos George
  • Aerial view of the Tienditas Bridge in the border between Cucuta Colombia and Tachira Venezuela after Venezuelan military forces blocked it with containers

Maduro has overseen an economic collapse in the oil-rich OPEC country that has left many Venezuelans malnourished and struggling to find medicine, sparking the exodus of an estimated 3 million Venezuelans.

"Venezuela won't allow the spectacle of fake humanitarian aid because we're no one's beggars", Maduro, Venezuela's acting president, said, despite evidence that many in Venezuela are going hungry due to widespread food shortages.

"It depends on what they're offering", Farnsworth said.

The U.S. government is also weighing possible sanctions on Cuban military and intelligence officials whom it says are helping Maduro remain in power, a second U.S. official and person familiar with the deliberations have told Reuters. "Do not stop it", he said, appealing to members of the country's armed forces while speaking at a meeting with farmers in Caracas.

China says peaceful dialogue and political means are the "only way" toward enduring peace in Venezuela and says it backs multinational efforts toward that end.

The U.S., Canada, most countries in Latin America and over 20 European nations have lent their backing to Guaido following the announcement.

We call upon the entire like-minded global community, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations to join us in providing life-saving aid to Venezuelans.

Guaido declared himself Venezuela's interim president January 23, maintaining that the constitution gives him that right as head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly because Maduro's re-election should be considered legitimate.

On the other hand, Maduro said that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lied in recent statements about the presence of members of Hezbollah and in Venezuela, 'it is totally false, ' he said.

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"I'm sure that Moscow as much as Beijing is very aware of the situation in Venezuela, that Maduro doesn't have popular support, the he can't stabilise the economy. all the while holding the biggest oil reserves in the world".

The Trump administration last week issued sweeping sanctions against state oil company PDVSA, froze profits generated by refining subsidiary Citgo, and has vowed to starve Maduro's government of all revenue.

High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the International Contact Group on Venezuela, at the Executive Tower, in Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, on February 7, 2019.

Spain, Italy, Portugal were among European nations signing the declaration with Uruguay, Ecuador and Costa Rica.

He said the aid should be given to the poor in the Colombian city of Cucuta, where the supplies are being stockpiled.

Mr Pouyanne sought to minimise the importance of the Venezuelan market for Total, saying it was worth just 50,000 of the three million barrels it produces daily.

USAID has begun packaging pallets of foodstuffs after Bolton's announcement last week that it would send humanitarian aid.

Lester Toledo, who is representing opposition leader Juan Guaido in the aid mission, issued a message to troops, telling them the aid contains food and medicine their own families need.

He outlined the move as part of a plan to push the military into cooperating with the opposition.

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