Humanitarian assistance

February 25, 2019 - 1:28 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Brazil's vice president says his nation will maintain its strategy of avoiding military intervention when it comes to neighboring Venezuela. Monday's tweet by Vice President Hamilton Mourao came as U.S...
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February 25, 2019 - 1:08 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 - 11:04 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido has called on the international community to consider "all options" to resolve Venezuela's crisis, a dramatic escalation in rhetoric that echoes comments from the Trump administration hinting at potential U.S. military involvement. Guaido's...
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February 24, 2019 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will continue to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro until he understands his days are "numbered," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Pompeo's comments came the day after clashes between activists trying to deliver U.S-backed humanitarian aid...
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February 23, 2019 - 10:09 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 11:05 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling on Venezuelan security forces to "do the right thing" by allowing humanitarian assistance into the country. In a statement Saturday night, Pompeo also...
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February 23, 2019 - 8:58 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 - 12:53 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala (KAH'-mah-lah) Harris says she doesn't "condone military action at this point" to ensure humanitarian aid reaches Venezuela. Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro (nee-koh-LAHS' mah-DOO'-roh), has blocked such aid at the border as he...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:59 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 - 8:18 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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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 - 3:40 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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