Starting Thursday night, Venezuela is closing its border with Brazil, President Nicolas Maduro has introduced. He added the same measure may apply to the border with Colombia, although he doesn’t need to order it.
The Venezuelan navy was ordered to implement the journey ban in airspace and on the sea till additional discover, Maduro stated throughout a televised deal with from a navy headquarters.
Speaking about doable minimize of border journey with Colombia, Maduro stated he didn’t need to take such a choice however was contemplating it.
The restrictions come amid a tense stand-off over US makes an attempt to ship what Washington describes as humanitarian support into Venezuela in defiance of the needs of its authorities. The US considers Maduro usurper and acknowledges as the head of state the self-proclaimed performing president Juan Guaido, whose opposition group is the designated receiver of the ‘aid’.
Earlier on Thursday Guaido stated he’ll personally go to the border with Colombia to get the cargo from the US, urging drivers to go with him and defy the border guards ordered to stop the supply.
Maduro’s authorities is suspicious of the US acknowledged plan to supply humanitarian help to Venezuelan opposition. US envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams has a report of utilizing humanitarian convoys to smuggle arms to Latin American nations focused for regime change by Washington, and Caracas says he’s now making an attempt to observe the same script in Venezuela.