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100 tons of relief goods waiting at Venezuela border

In Venezuela, arrived at the weekend, still no relief goods into the country. The military ignored furthermore, the claim of the self-proclaimed Venezuelan interim President Juan Guaidó , to allow deliveries to happen.

soldiers block since the days of a border bridge to the Colombian city of Cúcuta. There are ten load waited still wagons with about 100 tons of goods for needy people in Venezuela to help on the journey over the border.

Both bearings on the road

Guaidó said on Sunday, it is going to save lives in Venezuela. The foreign aid is wanted by the Venezuelan civil society, he said after a Church service in the capital, Caracas.

Guaidó made the people in hopes that it will give in the coming days of the progress of the efforts, help to bring goods to Venezuela. He has, however, no government violence.

This is the head of state Nicolás Maduro , the alms, the relief supplies as a humiliating and as a possible gateway for a military intervention of foreign countries is refused. Instead of sending "poisoned" aid packages, should lift the U.S. sanctions against his country. Guaidó he referred to as a "puppet" of the United States.

Both followers of Maduro's as well as Guaidós went at the weekend, back on the streets. Official information on numbers of participants on both sides, there was not.

food and drugs lack

Although Venezuela has the largest known oil reserves in the world, the absence, in the meantime, food and medicines. Hyperinflation makes cash virtually worthless. About three million people have already fled abroad.

critics of the government are imprisoned, corruption is rife, violent crime is rampant. The stark differences between the Poor and the rich destabilize the state and society.

President Guaidó had on 23. January self to the interim President. To the justification, he said, the choice of Maduros in June last year, was undemocratic. Dozens of States, including the United States, as well as many countries in Latin America and the EU, recognized him by now.

the drops: The military listens to Maduro and blocked aid shipments to the Tienditas bridge. Image: Carlos Eduardo Ramirez/Reuters

Maduro can rely on Russia, China and Turkey, and the Latin American countries, Cuba, Bolivia and Nicaragua. Maduro refuses to hold a new election of the President. His term will end in 2025, he said.

The Opposition-dominated, but of Maduro largely disempowered the Parliament asked on Saturday via Twitter to the population, to inform about the planned distribution of relief goods. First of all, especially malnourished children, Pregnant and Old helps.

military in the Dilemma

"It is not a foreign military intervention, there is real help", - said the Parliament. Further deliveries are to be provided in neighbouring Brazil, as well as on a Caribbean island for transportation in the South American country in crisis.

The military is given the Plight of the population and of the international pressure, in a Dilemma. The military stops further, the auxiliary supplies, it could continue to lose support in the population.

the military families, the goods, however, happen, would be tantamount to a mutiny against the government of Maduro. The military leadership is also included in the apparatus of the state. Again and again, allegations of corruption, illegal activities and smuggling.


Created: 10.02.2019, 19:59 PM

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