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Venezuela crisis: Clashes break out as Maduro blocks aid

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 24, 2019 13:39

Venezuela crisis: Clashes break out as Maduro blocks aid

Deadly clashes broke out in Venezuelan border towns on Saturday, as President Nicolás Maduro blocked humanitarian aid from crossing from Colombia and Brazil.

Troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who attempted to collect and transport the supplies.A number of people were also shot by live ammunition, human rights groups say. At least two people were killed.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condemned the attacks on civilians, which he blamed on “Maduro’s thugs”. Mr Pompeo also described the burning of some of the aid as “sickening”. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has declared himself interim president and helped organise the aid, has condemned the action by security forces.Mr Guaidó, who has been recognised as leader by dozens of nations, will meet US Vice President Mike Pence on Monday in Bogota, Colombia.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 24, 2019 13:39

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