Humanitarian assistance

A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a poster of him during a rally in Urena, Venezuela, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Nearly three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to overthrow Maduro, the leader's hold on power appears shaken, but he's far from losing grip. The world watches now whether Maduro’s government will let humanitarian aid from the United States cross its borders. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 11, 2019 - 6:01 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Nearly three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to force out President Nicolas Maduro, the embattled socialist leader is holding strong and defying predictions of an imminent demise. Dozens of nations have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido's...
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Venezuelan doctors shout slogans against the government of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at the International Bridge Tienditas, which has been blocked by the Venezuelan military, near Cucuta, Colombia, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, across the border from Tachira, Venezuela. The doctors, who crossed into Colombia for the protest, are demanding their nation’s military allow humanitarian aid into the country, while Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro contends the aid delivery is part of a larger U.S. intervention to remove him from power. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
February 10, 2019 - 1:24 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan doctors protested Sunday at the entrance to a bridge blocked by their nation's military to demand that humanitarian aid be allowed to enter, as opposition leader Juan Guaido acknowledged the conflict over the food and medical supplies could lead to clashes...
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Two semi-trailer trucks containing humanitarian aid from the U.S for Venezuela are escorted by Colombian police in Los Patios, near Cucuta, Colombia, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, about 18 miles from the Colombian-Venezuelan border. Venezuela’s opposition leaders requested the shipments and vowed to bring them inside the troubled nation despite objections from embattled President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
February 07, 2019 - 7:34 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Trucks carrying U.S. humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela arrived Thursday at the Colombian border, where opposition leaders vowed to bring them into their troubled nation despite objections from embattled President Nicolas Maduro. Two semi-trailers loaded with boxed...
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High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini arrives for the the inaugural meeting of the International Contact Group on Venezuela, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
February 07, 2019 - 5:31 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The Venezuelan foreign ministry is saying that its websites have been hacked in several countries. "We have decided to stop publishing online content until cybersecurity has been restored," read a...
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In this Feb. 4, 2019 photo, Anahis Alvarado, 32, poses for a portrait during an interview in Caracas, Venezuela. Alvarado’s battle with a failing kidney has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis. Over the past few years, she’s watched as five fellow patients in her thrice a week dialysis group have died due to inadequate care. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
February 06, 2019 - 6:01 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food supplies can't come soon enough. She's watched five fellow patients in her dialysis group die over...
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This image taken from video, shows a fuel tanker, cargo trailers and makeshift fencing, blocking the Tienditas International Bridge in an attempt to stop humanitarian aid entering from Colombia, as seen from the outskirts of Cucuta, on Colombia's border with Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Immigration authorities say the Venezuelan National Guard built the roadblock a day earlier. (AP Photo)
February 06, 2019 - 6:01 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Venezuelan military barricaded a bridge at a key border crossing with Colombia, issuing a challenge Wednesday to a U.S.-backed effort by the opposition to bring humanitarian aid into a nation plagued by shortages of food and medicine. The Tienditas International Bridge...
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Opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself the interim president of Venezuela, speaks during a press conference on the steps of the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Germany, Spain, France, the U.K. and Sweden have announced that they are recognizing Guaido as the country's interim president and are urging him to hold a new presidential election.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 04, 2019 - 5:32 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than a dozen European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign and clear the way for a new presidential election. Maduro stood...
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European Parliament President Antonio Tajani speaks during a news conference at the foreign press association in Rome, Monday Feb. 4, 2019. A key group of European Union countries has endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign and let the country hold a new presidential election. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
February 04, 2019 - 12:04 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 7 p.m. European Parliament President Antonio Tajani is pressing Italy's populist government to side with other EU countries on Venezuela. He told reporters Monday in Rome that Italy's coalition government should heed the...
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Pope Francis is welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, upon his arrival at the Abu Dhabi airport, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Francis travelled to Abu Dhabi to participate in a conference on interreligious dialogue sponsored the Emirates-based Muslim Council of Elders, an initiative that seeks to counter religious fanaticism by promoting a moderate brand of Islam. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, Pool)
February 03, 2019 - 12:50 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pope Francis landed Sunday in Abu Dhabi on the first-ever papal trip to the Arabian Peninsula, where he is seeking to turn a page in Christian-Muslim relations while also ministering to a unique, thriving Catholic community. Francis earlier Sunday called for...
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Raul Sanz, a supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, reads a book on his wheelchair in downtown in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Feb.1, 2019. Momentum is growing for Venezuela's opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to step down. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
February 01, 2019 - 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has talked to the United States about the risks of delivering humanitarian aid to Venezuela without the approval of security forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, an official with the agency said Friday. Opposition leader Juan...
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