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    FILE PHOTO: Police escort trucks arriving at a warehouse, where international humanitarian aid for Venezuela will be stored according to authorities, near the Tienditas cross-border bridge between Colombia and Venezuela, in Cucuta, Colombia, Feb. 16, 2019.

    Situation on Venezuelan-Colombian Border Amid US Humanitarian Aid Delivery

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    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the day before that Venezuela would close its border with Brazil and was considering closing the border with Colombia.

    The US humanitarian aid is expected to attempt to cross the border into Venezuela after the country's opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido, authorised the delivery to the country.

    The decision was made amid news that a humanitarian aid convoy had arrived from the US in the Colombian border town of Cucuta last week. According to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the US and its allies were using "the pretext of delivering humanitarian aid" to try to "destroy the independence and sovereignty of the country".

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    Meanwhile, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido stated on Saturday that the first truck with humanitarian aid from Brazil entered the country's territory.

    "Attention, Venezuela! We announce officially that we have already passed the first humanitarian aid cargo across our border with Brazil. This is a great achievement," Guaido wrote on Twitter.

    The legitimate authorities have not made any comments on the issue so far.


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