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Juan Guaido, the chief of the Venezuelan opposition acknowledged by a piece of the worldwide neighborhood, is attempting to arrange the arrival of humanitarian help to the nation, seen because the "pretext" for the navy intervention of Nicolás Maduro.

The opponent Juan Guaido is attempting to arrange the arrival and distribution in Venezuela of worldwide humanitarian help, difficult the top of state Nicolás Maduro, who sees a "pretext" to justify a doable overseas armed intervention.

In Caracas, the parliament, the one Venezuelan establishment managed by the opposition, authorised on Tuesday February a strategic plan for the distribution of meals and medicines from Colombia and Brazil. "There are between 250 000 and 300 000 Venezuelans who run the chance of dying, "mentioned Juan Guaido, acknowledged as" president in cost "by some forty international locations.

An opposition deputy, Miguel Pizarro, head of the parliamentary humanitarian help fee, mentioned he’ll deal with find out how to get worldwide help throughout the border. The Venezuelan Purple Cross has mentioned it is able to distribute humanitarian help, however as soon as it’s in Venezuela.

"Venezuela doesn’t have to ask for alms"

Ottawa promised Monday $ 40 million for the Venezuelan individuals, including to the 20 Tens of millions of {dollars} of help introduced by Washington, which doesn’t rule out a navy intervention. The European Union launched help of 5 on Tuesday. million euros (7.5 hundreds of thousands of {dollars}).

"Right here in Venezuela, nobody will enter, nor an invading soldier," replied the Chavez president, who has the help of Russia, China, Turkey, Cuba and Iran. "They wish to ship two small vehicles with 4 cauldrons, Venezuela doesn’t have to beg, and in the event that they wish to assist, put an finish to the blockade and the sanctions," mentioned Nicolás Maduro. it might not permit us to "humiliate" Venezuela with a "pattern of humanitarian help."

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Nicolás Maduro accuses Washington, with whom he broke diplomatic relations, of utilizing Juan Guaido as a "puppet" to expel him from energy and clutch Venezuela's large oil reserves. He blames the Europeans for supporting these "coup plans" of the US.

With the popularity of some twenty EU international locations, along with the US, Canada and a dozen Latin American capitals, Juan Guaido will search the safety of Venezuela's property and financial institution accounts. overseas. From 28 In April, Washington will prohibit different international locations and overseas establishments from utilizing the US monetary system to purchase Venezuelan oil.

The opposition warns the military towards blocking help.

Juan Guaido calls for that the navy let humanitarian help into Venezuela. He mentioned he suspected that the military, which helps Nicolás Maduro, "stole" help packages to redistribute them within the title of the federal government.

The Venezuelan military will cross a "purple line" if it prevents the entry of humanitarian help to Venezuela, mentioned deputy Miguel Pizarro. The latter joked in regards to the authorities, which "needs to make the world consider that humanitarian help is the best way to cover a marine folded in a cardboard so he can take energy with weapons."

At evening, opposition parliamentarian Franklin Duarte informed AFP that Venezuelan troopers had blocked a bridge on the border with Colombia. Entry to the Tienditas bridge, which connects the communities of Cucuta (Colombia) and Urena (Venezuela), was blocked by a tanker and a big container, an AFP workforce discovered on the location.

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"Military personnel have blocked the passage" within the afternoon, Franklin Duarte, who’s a member of the border state of Táchira, informed AFP. In keeping with press reviews, this bridge was one of many routes chosen for the entry of worldwide humanitarian help to Venezuela. However the deputy mentioned "has not but been determined."

The individuals of Venezuela, as soon as the richest nation in Latin America, face a extreme scarcity of meals and medicines and extreme inflation. Since 2015, about 2.3. Tens of millions of them exiled, out of a complete inhabitants of 31. Tens of millions of inhabitants.

"False dialogue"

On the institutional degree, the parliament authorised a regulation on Tuesday that establishes 12 Months the utmost period of a doable transition authorities that will likely be chaired by Juan Guaido. This era would start when the meeting managed by the opposition considers "the usurpation" of the ability of Nicolás Maduro.

Searching for a peaceable answer to the disaster, a contact group fashioned by the EU and 4 Latin American international locations (Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Uruguay) will maintain a primary assembly on Thursday in Montevideo with the help of Nicolás Maduro. Mexico, which isn’t a part of the contact group, will take part within the assembly. Juan Guaido refused to take part in what he referred to as a "false dialogue."

Pope Francisco, whose Chavez president requested intervention within the Venezuelan disaster, emphasised {that a} doable mediation within the Vatican required the settlement of each events. "I'll see what could be finished," the Pope mentioned on the aircraft that introduced him again to Rome after a go to to the United Arab Emirates.

With AFP



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