Maduro threatens to close Colombia border as opposition travels to receive aid

Maduro threatens to close Colombia border as opposition travels to receive aidGuaido, who is recognized by dozens of countries as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state, is poised for a showdown with Maduro’s beleaguered government on Saturday, when the opposition plans to attempt to bring in food and medicine piling up on the Colombian side. Maduro denies there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and said on Thursday he was considering closing the border with Colombia and would close the border with Brazil. The government has said soldiers will be stationed at crossing points to repel any “territorial violations.” The opposition lawmakers set off from Caracas just after 10 a.m. on a 800-km (500-mile) road trip to the Colombian border.



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