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Colombia: US aid lands at Venezuelan border02:12

Colombia: US aid lands at Venezuelan border

Colombia, Cucuta
March 8, 2019 at 03:32 GMT -00:00 · Published

A plane carrying humanitarian aid from the US was unloaded at a collection centre in the Colombian-Venezuelan border town of Cucuta on Thursday.

The shipment, which was provided by the US government, includes food and health supplies destined for Venezuela.

The aid was requested by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president in January. The US has been the biggest backers so far, sending 400 tonnes since the beginning of February.

It is not clear how the aid will enter the Latin American country. The Venezuelan military, which supports Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, has blockaded several border crossings with Colombia.

Colombia: US aid lands at Venezuelan border02:12
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A plane carrying humanitarian aid from the US was unloaded at a collection centre in the Colombian-Venezuelan border town of Cucuta on Thursday.

The shipment, which was provided by the US government, includes food and health supplies destined for Venezuela.

The aid was requested by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president in January. The US has been the biggest backers so far, sending 400 tonnes since the beginning of February.

It is not clear how the aid will enter the Latin American country. The Venezuelan military, which supports Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, has blockaded several border crossings with Colombia.

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