Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez announced that the country’s authorities had decided, to temporarily close three bridges connecting Colombia and Venezuela ahead of so-called humanitarian aid deliveries to Venezuela.
The Venezuelan army began building up troops on the border with Colombia, following security instructions given by the president Nicolas Maduro.
Opposition leader and self-proclaimed “interim” president, Juan Guaido, expects US relief aid that has been so far collected at logistics hubs in Brazil’s Roraima, Colombia’s Cucuta and on the Caribbean island of Curacao, to begin entering the country on Saturday.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro previously said that Venezuela would close the border with Brazil and with Colombia.
Venezuela has severed relations with its neighbor Colombia and has expelled all diplomats from its embassy, President Nicolas Maduro has declared, during a rally in Caracas.
He has warned that the USA and its allies were using “the pretext of delivering humanitarian aid” to try to “destroy the independence and sovereignty of the country”.
Maduro has said he will not allow such aid into the country, that the country was coping with its difficulties and that US “concerns” over Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis had been “fabricated by Washington over the last four years to justify intervening in our country”.
Step-by-step, the elected government of Venezuela is closing off air, land and sea routes. The air space over Venezuela is now completely EMPTY. No commercial or private flights AT ALL.
Venezuela Today / ABC Flash Point News 2019.