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Venezuela closes the border with Brazil among Maduro's refusal of humanitarian aid

Venezuela's controversial president Nicolas Maduro announced on Thursday that he is planning to completely close the country's border with Brazil until further notice. On Thursday, Venezuela's controversial President Nicolas Maduro announced that he is planning to completely close the country's borders to Brazil. The shocking message comes days before shipments of foreign humanitarian aid will be delivered to Venezuela, where the situation grows deeper towards the day. Maduro, at a meeting in Caracas, maintained that foreign country aid is unnecessary and an attempt by the United States to undermine its government. "We are not beggars," he said. "What the American Empire does with its puppets is an internal provocation. They wanted to create a great national uprising, but they failed to achieve it." Maduro added that he is considering closing the country's border with Colombia to ensure that no foreign aid comes into Venezuela. At his request, flights and sea voyages were stopped between Venezuela and the nearby Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao, when support was collected there. Venezuela has fallen in chaos in recent months, as Maduro faces opposition from opposition leader Juan Guaidó who has declared himself president of the country and claimed that Maduro re-election in May 201 8 was invalid and confused by vote. Three months after Maduro's election, the United Nations announced that more than three million immigrants and refugees left Venezuela because of their food and drug deficits. PENCE TO DELIVER SPEECH ON VENEZUELA IN COLOMBIA AT MONDAG Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido…

On Thursday, Venezuela’s controversial President Nicolas Maduro announced that he is planning to completely close the country’s borders to Brazil.

The shocking message comes days before shipments of foreign humanitarian aid will be delivered to Venezuela, where the situation grows deeper towards the day. Maduro, at a meeting in Caracas, maintained that foreign country aid is unnecessary and an attempt by the United States to undermine its government.

“We are not beggars,” he said. “What the American Empire does with its puppets is an internal provocation. They wanted to create a great national uprising, but they failed to achieve it.”

Maduro added that he is considering closing the country’s border with Colombia to ensure that no foreign aid comes into Venezuela. At his request, flights and sea voyages were stopped between Venezuela and the nearby Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao, when support was collected there.

Venezuela has fallen in chaos in recent months, as Maduro faces opposition from opposition leader Juan Guaidó who has declared himself president of the country and claimed that Maduro re-election in May 201

8 was invalid and confused by vote. Three months after Maduro’s election, the United Nations announced that more than three million immigrants and refugees left Venezuela because of their food and drug deficits.

PENCE TO DELIVER SPEECH ON VENEZUELA IN COLOMBIA AT MONDAG

Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido is currently leading a caravan from Caracas to Cucuta with thousands of volunteers to help get emergency food supplies
(AP Photo / Ariana Cubillos)

Guaido is recognized as the country’s leader by the United States and other countries, while Maduro is supported by Russia, China, Cuba, Turkey and more. Guaidó is currently leading a caravan from Caracas to Cucuta with thousands of volunteers to help get emergency food and medicine supplies stored in the city bordering on Colombia.

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On Tuesday, Brazilian President’s spokesman Otávio Régo Barros said the country organized support for Guaidós government at the border town of Pacaraima.

“Brazil participates in this important international initiative to support the Guaidó government and the Venezuelan people” Barros said.

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The Associated Press contributed to the reporting of this story.

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