Humanitarian assistance

February 25, 2019 - 12:40 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday announced new sanctions on allies of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro and financial assistance to his opponent Juan Guaido as an effort to deliver humanitarian aid to the economically devastated nation faltered amid strong resistance from...
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February 25, 2019 - 6:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is planning new ways to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to give up power and other means to provide assistance to the people of the economically devastated South American nation after a weekend effort failed to deliver aid. Vice President Mike Pence...
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February 24, 2019 - 8:16 am
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — A U.S.-backed drive to deliver foreign aid to Venezuela met strong resistance as troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro blocked the convoys at the border and fired tear gas on protesters in clashes that left two people dead and some 300 injured. As night fell Saturday,...
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February 23, 2019 - 9:58 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — A U.S.-backed campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro from power met strong resistance Saturday from Venezuelan security forces who fired tear gas on protesters trying to deliver humanitarian aid from Colombia and Brazil, leaving two people dead and some 300 injured...
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February 23, 2019 - 9:54 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he will ask the international community to keep "all options open" in the fight to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power. Guaido's call came after a...
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February 22, 2019 - 11:59 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelans frustrated over their nation's crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept into the country. The opposition is calling on...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:18 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Venezuela's foreign minister says about 60 countries have backed its campaign to promote the U.N. Charter's principles of non-interference in a nation's internal affairs and opposition to threats to...
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A man walks past boxes of USAID humanitarian aid at a warehouse at the Tienditas International Brigde on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, on the border with Venezuela. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said he’s weighing whether to shut down the border with Colombia, where the bulk of aid meant for Venezuela is being stockpiled and exiled leaders have been gathering ahead of a fundraising concert Friday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
February 21, 2019 - 5:58 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As a showdown looms over humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro closed off his country's border with Brazil, vowing on Thursday to block the emergency food and medicine that has rallied his opponents and which he claims is part of a U.S.-led coup...
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In this Feb. 19. 2019 photo, people fill forms to joint to the group of volunteers that will help to introduce humanitarian aid into Venezuela, during a meeting to recruit volunteers, at a square in Caracas, Venezuela. The opposition expects to mobilize on Saturday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 21, 2019 - 4:40 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As President Nicolas Maduro deploys missiles and infantrymen to Venezuela's borders bracing for what he claims is U.S. coup plot disguised as humanitarian aid, his opponents are rallying their own troops. Nurses, doctors, engineers and homemakers have volunteered by the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin greet each other outside the Novo-Ogaryovo residence in Moscow, Russia. Russia is an ally of the Venezuelan president, who is under challenge from opposition leader Juan Guaido in a resurgence of the country’s political crisis after declaring presidential authority and vowing to oust the socialist leader. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP File)
February 20, 2019 - 6:33 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Call it the aid wars. The Trump administration is accusing President Nicolas Maduro of starving Venezuelans by blocking tons of American-supplied humanitarian aid stored next door in Colombia. In Russia, the Kremlin sees the opposition's plan to ram the aid across the border as a...
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