Humanitarian assistance

Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido speaks during a joint statement with Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Feb.28, 2019. Guaido met Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro, who recognizes Guaido and has taken a hard line against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Lucio Tavora)
February 28, 2019 - 5:04 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is waiting for Guaido. The man who would be paramount leader of a country in upheaval is on the move. He heads to Paraguay on Friday after lobbying in Brazil for international pressure on the government back home and coordinating a failed attempt to deliver aid...
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February 28, 2019 - 10:05 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In a story Feb. 25, The Associated Press reported that forces loyal to Venezuelan Nicolas Maduro set fire to humanitarian aid. The story should have said eyewitnesses said the forces set fire to the aid but the government denies it and blames protesters.
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A youth, right, who was injured in clashes with Venezuelan National Guardsmen, who are blocking the entry of U.S.-supplied humanitarian aid on the Simon Bolivar International Bridge, is carried by medics to a safe zone in La Parada, Colombia, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, on the border with Venezuela. The delivery of humanitarian aid to the economically devastated nation has faltered amid strong resistance from security forces who remain loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
February 25, 2019 - 9:38 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The U.N. Security Council has scheduled an open meeting Tuesday on the latest events in Venezuela at the request of the United States. U.N. political chief Rosemary DiCarlo is expected to brief the...
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February 25, 2019 - 4:35 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Trump administration announced new sanctions Monday on allies of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro as it struggles to find new ways to boost his opponent after an effort to deliver humanitarian aid to the economically devastated nation faltered amid strong resistance from...
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February 24, 2019 - 11:04 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido has called on the international community to consider "all options" to resolve Venezuela's crisis, a dramatic escalation in rhetoric that echoes comments from the Trump administration hinting at potential U.S. military involvement. Guaido's...
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February 23, 2019 - 10:09 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 11:05 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling on Venezuelan security forces to "do the right thing" by allowing humanitarian assistance into the country. In a statement Saturday night, Pompeo also...
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February 23, 2019 - 8:58 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — A U.S.-backed campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro from power met strong resistance Saturday from Venezuelan security forces who fired tear gas on protesters trying to deliver humanitarian aid from Colombia and Brazil, leaving two people dead and some 300 injured...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:59 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelans frustrated over their nation's crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept into the country. The opposition is calling on...
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February 22, 2019 - 8:38 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Venezuela's government is ordering the partial closure of its border with Colombia hours ahead of a U.S.-backed plan to deliver humanitarian aid over the objections of President Nicolas Maduro. Vice...
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In this Feb. 19. 2019 photo, people fill forms to joint to the group of volunteers that will help to introduce humanitarian aid into Venezuela, during a meeting to recruit volunteers, at a square in Caracas, Venezuela. The opposition expects to mobilize on Saturday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 21, 2019 - 3:40 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As President Nicolas Maduro deploys missiles and infantrymen to Venezuela's borders bracing for what he claims is U.S. coup plot disguised as humanitarian aid, his opponents are rallying their own troops. Nurses, doctors, engineers and homemakers have volunteered by the...
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