Venezuela challenger plans caravans for USA aid

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Guaido has so far avoided arrest, but the general comptroller announced Monday it was opening an investigation into Guaido's assets in a new escalation of the confrontation between the government and the National Assembly.

The struggle now centres on emergency food and medicine from the United States warehoused on the Colombian border town of Cucuta.

Venezuela is in the grip of recession and hyperinflation while millions of people are suffering from a shortage of basic necessities. The US has a long history of meddling in Latin America, often with disastrous consequences. He said the USA supplies were sent in a showy display aimed at justifying a coup.

He also said that Maduro does not know how to finance this alleged warlike scenario and this is one of the reasons why the presiding parliament has asked global financial organizations not to deliver the assets of Venezuela to the government.

"In reality it was a flop", he said. "We managed to hand out a small portion of the humanitarian aid to save lives today: 4,500 nutritional supplements for malnourished expecting mothers, to prevent spinal bifida and other ailments, to save unborn lives", he said, without providing details on how the supplies entered Venezuela.

Trump and his administration have said repeatedly that "all options are on the table" with regard to removing Maduro, suggesting military intervention is possible.

Guaido conceded that it was not enough, but "sufficient for a short period of time" and a small but important victory against Maduro, who has dismissed the deliveries as political theater and a pretext for a United States military intervention. He has demanded instead that Washington lift economic sanctions.

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They also used correspondent banks in the United States and some European nations to move money to PDVSA's own collecting accounts in China.

Lester Toledo, head of Guaido's aid distribution team, told reporters that the Roraima center would start receiving supplies next week.

Accusing those blocking aid of being "almost genocidal", he likewise warned that the military would be held responsible for the deaths of protesters - and reaffirmed his call for a mass march on Tuesday in memory of the estimated 40 people killed in disturbances since January 21.

"Those of us who are in hospitals, who see people undernourished and die from lack of medicines, we see how serious the health crisis in the country is", he said. "Not only to bring in the aid, but also to end the tyranny" of Maduro.

The two sides are at loggerheads over the issue of humanitarian aid, which the opposition says has become necessary due to Maduro's mishandling of the once-buoyant OPEC nation's economy. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

Prada, a 24-year-old mother of two, said she left home in Venezuela last week after her 2-year-old son came down with a unusual rash, and she wasn't able to get treatment.

"It's not right for a child to go to bed hungry", Mendoza said, tearing up as she spoke of Maduro's denial that a crisis exists.