Pressure on the Border Escalates: The Battle of Humanitarian Aid in Venezuela

Two dueling concerts complicate massive protests planned for Saturday Feb 23 in Cucuta, Colombia as tensions tighten over a possible forced entry of US aid into the stricken country.

The Simon Bolivar Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia (Photo credit: Joshua Collins)

Maduro is having his own concert as well, at the only other bridge in Cucuta

Monday, Feb 18th Juan Rodriguez, the minister of Communication and Tourism of Venezuela announced that the government of Maduro would also be holding a concert on the Venezuelan side of the border at the only other bridge into Cucuta, the Simon Bolivar bridge.

International Aid Agencies don’t like the escalations

The Red Cross and the UN have both publicly criticized the opposition and US imposed deadline to deliver aid, with the Red Cross stating that humanitarian aid to starving Venezuelans must not be “politicized”.

A shipping container serves as an examination room for the Red Cross at the Simon Bolivar Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia. (Photo credit: Joshua Collins)

Meanwhile Trump Demands an end to the Maduro Regime

In Miami Monday, Trump called Maduro a “Cuban Puppet” as he called for an end to not only the Maduro regime, but Socialism worldwide.

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A reporter on immigration and world affairs, based in Cucuta, Colombia. Bylines at Al Jazeera, Caracas Chronicles, New Humanitarian and more

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