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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, facing international pressure to resign after the election, which is widely believed to have been falsified, ordered the close of the country's large border with Brazil. This step will help groups receive food and medicine in the country. The United States and some other countries have recognized Juan Guadio, the leader of the parliamentary opposition, the legitimate president of Venezuela. Guaido supports this support and promised to provide emergency assistance to help the poorer country.
However, Maduro and his allies consider assistance – in particular, coming from the United States – as part of an attempt to destabilize his government, regime change. Maduro told the Venezuelans that he believed that the humanitarian effort was the reason for the American invasion.
"Maduro remained firm, saying that this assistance at the border will not come" Considering all the circumstances. "He sees this as a foreign invasion, and he asked his military to act accordingly." Maduro said he could also close the border with Colombia, reports Associated Press. Just then Guayido said that the ton of international aid that is currently stored along the border should be introduced into the country – either peacefully or by force.
While the military countries are standing near Maduro, but President Trump warned Venezuelan troops against trying to stop the flow of aid.
"If you choose this path, you will not find any safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You will lose everything," Trump said in Miami this week, directly turning to the Venezuelan military. To the crowd he said: "Finish this nightmare of poverty, hunger and death for your people."
Thousands of volunteers gathered at the border to help bring food and medicine to the country. Opposition politicians left the capital on Thursday to go to the border, but they were blocked by security officials. Peralta, who traveled with politicians, said that thousands of cars were blocked on one of the most important motorways in Venezuela.