Maduro reportedly invited the US Special Envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams to meet with him. The State Department and the Secretary of State will not comment on the prospect of such a meeting, but Mike Pompeo said on Monday that confidence shows that Maduro "has increased the understanding that the Venezuelan people are rejecting him."
By adding a campaign against the Maduro regime, the US Treasury Department has announced sanctions against those individuals who, as described by Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, "took care of Maduro's security and reconnaissance apparatus, which systematically violated human rights and suppressed them  Meanwhile, three defense officials report to CNN that US military aircraft will help deliver humanitarian aid to neighboring Venezuela in the hope of rendering assistance to the Guayd administration.
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Although Trump administration has repeatedly refused to exclude military capabilities to complete the Venezuelan crisis, officials emphasize that US troops will only transport aid to the region, adding, that the flights could take place already this weekend. Pompey noted that the United States will continue to provide "enormous humanitarian assistance" "this weekend."
While the initial military flights are expected to arrive in Kukuti, Colombia, a senior USAID spokesman said Wednesday that the United States could
Acting Assistant Administrator of the USAID Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, Steve Oliver, that they communicate daily with the same declared interim President, Juan Guadio and his team on the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Venezuela.
"We also seek to pre-position products and materials in other parts, if necessary," said Olivia. "We also consider scenarios of flying things, if the situation allows."
Olivier said that Maduro does not allow access, but they hope to "change this scenario soon".
Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Davis said that the US had previously deployed "including food, hygiene kits and medicines" last week and "will continue to coordinate with Guaiido's president and his team of experts, regional governments and our humanitarian partners for mobilization.
Guaydo told a large group of anti-regime demonstrators in Caracas on Tuesday that humanitarian aid would enter Venezuela by February 23, urging all Venezuelans to help deliver their supplies.
The United States, Carlos Vecchio, accused the Maduro government on Thursday blocking humanitarian aid and manipulating human suffering
"The pain of our people is being manipulated and they do not care about how our people are suffering," Veccio said, speaking on An International Assistance Conference at the Headquarters of the Organization of American States in Washington.
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