Venezuela's Guaido: 'We will do what is necessary'

by Garry Watts February 10, 2019, 0:25
Venezuela's Guaido: 'We will do what is necessary'

Opposition leader Jose Manuel Olivares, who is in Cucuta helping coordinate the aid mission, said the idea floated by Toledo to use a mass mobilization of people to get the aid across the border is one of the strategies being considered.

The government of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has blocked aid deliveries amid rising tensions over opposition plans to bring humanitarian aid into the country.

"Instead of trying to accommodate Maduro through contact groups or dialogue, we urge countries to recognize Juan Guaido as interim president and join us in responding to his call for immediate worldwide humanitarian assistance to meet the needs of the Venezuelan people", Abrams said. Inflation has skyrocketed, and since 2015, more than three million Venezuelans have fled to neighbouring countries due to scarcity of food, jobs and medicine.

"I'd be really disappointed if we didn't have a deal", Scott said. "People, people and more people bringing in humanitarian aid".

"Inhibiting the entry of this aid could be seen as a crime against humanity".

An global group of parliamentarians is urging Venezuela's government to stop the "ongoing harassment" of opposition lawmakers and denouncing "intimidation" of 60 parliamentarians - including 40 who have allegedly faced physical attacks.

The bridge, which connects Cucuta and the city of Urena in Venezuela, remains blocked after the Venezuelan military, earlier this week, placed cargo containers and a tanker lorry across the road surface.

But the aid blockade could lead to troops disobeying Maduro's orders and allowing the much-needed aid to pass.

"Brother, let the aid in". Maduro's security forces used freight containers and a tanker trailer to block the worldwide bridge near where the aid is arriving. "The end of the usurpation will be the end of hunger", he added, as he called for Venezuelans to reject the Maduro government. 'We're advancing in the development of health care for the good of the people'.

NY woman trapped in elevator rescued by FDNY after three days
According to a Stephens family statement, she was dehydrated but is now in a stable condition at a private medical centre in NY . A woman was rescued on Monday after being trapped in the elevator of a billionaire's Manhattan townhouse for an entire weekend.

Guaido declared himself Venezuela's interim president January 23, maintaining that the constitution gives him that right as head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly because Maduro's re-election should be considered legitimate.

More than 40 nations including the United States, major European powers and most of Latin America have recognised Guaido as the country's rightful head of state.

Guaido maintains that Maduro's second term as president is illegitimate, citing the May 2018 election that faced widespread worldwide condemnation.

USAID relief items for Venezuela arrive in Colombia on Wednesday.

The two men described a plot headed by opposition figure Julio Borges, a former president of Venezuela's National Assembly living in Bogota.

"The humanitarian aid has become a show to justify an invasion of the country", Maduro said. Listen well John Bolton, here is the response of the armed forces to your so-called coup-makers.

Also at the briefing, the State Department's deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will discuss the issue of Venezuela with European Union leaders during his upcoming trip to Europe.

Present at the meeting were representatives from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Britain, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Uruguay, as well as the EU.

Opposition leader Juan Guaido vowed to use the bridge to deliver the aid being pledged by Trump and Canada.

Recommended News


TOP News

Sixers Give Up On Markelle Fultz, Trade Former No. 1 Pick
But, he also dealt with injuries as well as a hitch in his jump shot during his rookie season, which limited him to 14 games. Simmons , 29, is a 6-6 bench player, who is averaging just 6.9 points in 20.6 minutes per game for Orlando this season.

Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift to skip the Grammys
She's been nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance for God Is A Woman and Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener . Ehrlich's AP statement didn't sit well with the former child star, who unleashed her side of the story online.

Mavs trade Harrison Barnes mid-game, get bashed by LeBron
The Mavericks now have $13.1 million in room to use at the trade deadline or up until June 30. Barnes has a player-option on his $25 million deal for the 2019-2020 season.

Amazon May Be Reconsidering Long Island City Headquarters
Amazon has not yet closed deals on NY property and thus still has the chance to back away from its initial plan if it wants to. Amazon hasn't built any structures nor finalized any land leases in NY as of yet, and likely wouldn't until 2020.

Albert Finney, Daddy Warbucks in 'Annie', has died at age 82
British film-maker Edgar Wright marked his passing by quoting one of his famous lines from Saturday Night and Sunday Morning . Finney appeared and sang in " Scrooge " (1970) and " Annie " (1982), in which he played tycoon Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks.

Raptors finalizing deal to acquire Gasol from Memphis
The 34-year-old big man has a player option for next season which comes with a cap hit of more than $25.59 million, per Spotrac . The 7-foot big man had surgery for a dislocated thumb December 12, and hasn't played in a contest since his procedure.

E-cigarette explodes in user's face, killing him
Covered in blood, her grandson searched for help and was eventually taken to a hospital, where he died two days later. Malfunctioning e-cigarette batteries have caused hundreds to thousands of similar injuries, U.S. reports say.

European nations back Venezuelan opposition leader
Over the weekend, he called on the army to allow in humanitarian aid from the United States via neighboring Colombia and Brazil. The 14-nation Lima Group - made up of Canada and Latin American countries - meets in Ottawa on Monday.

Rockets Acquire Iman Shumpert, Kings Get Alec Burks In Three-Way Trade
The deal was apparently built off the foundation of a previously reported Knight/first-round-pick-for-Burks discussion. The 6-6, 205-pound guard was taken with the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft by the Sacramento Kings out of MI .

Drug Bust: Police Warn Mexican Cartels Targeting Australia
The previous record of seized methylamphetamine bound for Australia was 1.3 tonnes found in Western Australia in December 2017. The shipment, marked as "loudspeakers", was bound for Australia, the CBP statement said.