During his visit to the Colombian border town of Cucuta, Senator Marco Rubio warned Venezuelan soldiers that they would commit a "crime against humanity" if they blocked the entry of American aid through rivals of the disputed Socialist president, Nicholas Maduro.
Republican Florida stayed in Kukuta on Sunday when American aid packages were put up for distribution by Opposition Leader Juan Guaido, who was recognized by the United States and dozens of other countries by the legitimate President of Venezuela
using troops to stop helping with the ride, saying that it is unnecessary and part of the coup to overthrow it.
Venezuelans, fleeing difficulties at home, rushed to Cucuta, seeking food and medicine in recent months. Rubio told the friendly crowd that the Venezuelan soldiers who blocked the aid would "spend the rest of their lives hiding from justice."
While listening to the Chamber Foreign Affairs Committee, the United States Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams told members that although the Trump administration preferred to use military, humanitarian and diplomatic channels to combat the Maduro regime, use of military force [1
Comments on the Capitol Hill Abrams have come to Does Trump president met last week in the Oval Office with Colombian President Ivan Duque. The two leaders discussed, among other issues, the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, which sent about 1.14 million refugees to Colombia.
Despite the world's largest oil reserves, Venezuela is covered by widespread malnutrition, disease and violence after 20 years. The socialist government began by late President Hugo Chavez. Critics blame Maduro, who chose Chavez's successor, unfairly win elections last year for a second six-year term, forbidding his popular rivals to run and kill others.
The United States and other countries have demanded the waiver of Maduro and recognized the leader of the Guayid National Assembly as the legitimate leader of Venezuela. Venezuela also held major protests to push Maduro to leave.
"Now I'm going to give this order to the armed forces: to allow humanitarian assistance." This Guardian said that the mass of people gathered in Caracas said that Guayido had said last week that he will try to launch caravans with the necessary food and medicine in Venezuela – but this will not begin for almost two weeks.
] Associated press contributed to this report.