Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro breaks diplomatic relations with neighbouring Colombia. A caravan of opposition leaders is heading towards Venezuela’s border with Colombia forward of a Saturday showdown over humanitarian assist. US Vice President Mike Pence is set to announce “concrete steps” and “clear actions” to deal with the Venezuela crisis when he meets on Monday with regional leaders in Bogota, a senior US administration official said.
The Brazilian government is sending a aircraft load of supplies and humanitarian support to its northern border with Venezuela on Friday. A Reuters witness stated, nevertheless, that while the truck was on Venezuelan soil, it had not yet handed through the customs checkpoint.
In televised feedback, Maduro mentioned the stockpiling of assist for Venezuela within the Colombian border city of Cucuta was a “provocation”. Vice President Mike Pence says the protected return of Guaido is a high priority for the US. Bolsonaro stated during a joint statement with Guaido that he was the hope for restoring a “free, democratic and prosperous Venezuela”.
The discharge was also announced by Senator Marco Rubio, a strident critic of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuelan safety forces have executed several folks and arbitrarily detained a whole lot of others in a campaign to punish people who protested President Nicolas Maduro, human rights group Amnesty Worldwide stated.
Venezuelan troops killed no less than one individual and wounded 12 others on Friday close to the Brazilian border, witnesses stated, the first bloodshed linked to opposition efforts to carry help into the South American country towards the desires of embattled President Nicolas Maduro.