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Colombia: Police stand guard near bridge as Venezuela continues to block aid01:28

Colombia: Police stand guard near bridge as Venezuela continues to block aid

Colombia, Near Cucuta
February 9, 2019 at 20:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Colombian police stood guard on an approach road to a closed-off bridge into Venezuela, Saturday, as the Venezuelan army reportedly continues to blockade the border crossing.

According to reports, US trucks full of food and medicine were waiting to cross the Tienditas International Bridge, which has been blockaded with shipping containers and a fuel tanker on the Venezuela side.

The aid, which arrived on Thursday, reportedly includes flour, lentils, rice and cooking oil as well as personal hygiene items like toothbrushes and soap.

The US pledged $20m (€17.6m) in aid to Venezuela as part of a set of policies backing opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president of Venezuela.

Colombia: Police stand guard near bridge as Venezuela continues to block aid01:28
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Colombian police stood guard on an approach road to a closed-off bridge into Venezuela, Saturday, as the Venezuelan army reportedly continues to blockade the border crossing.

According to reports, US trucks full of food and medicine were waiting to cross the Tienditas International Bridge, which has been blockaded with shipping containers and a fuel tanker on the Venezuela side.

The aid, which arrived on Thursday, reportedly includes flour, lentils, rice and cooking oil as well as personal hygiene items like toothbrushes and soap.

The US pledged $20m (€17.6m) in aid to Venezuela as part of a set of policies backing opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president of Venezuela.