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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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Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entry

Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entryCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro ordered the vast border with Brazil to be closed on Thursday, just days before opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid he has refused to accept.



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Third migrant dies in Border Patrol custody in as many months

Third migrant dies in Border Patrol custody in as many monthsA migrant man died in Border Patrol custody on Monday, following the deaths of two Guatemalan children in the agency's custody in December.



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Trump sued by 16 states over use of emergency powers to build border wall

Trump sued by 16 states over use of emergency powers to build border wallA coalition of 16 US states led by California sued President Donald Trump‘s administration on Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for building a wall along the US-Mexico border. The lawsuit filed in US District Court for the Northern District of California came just days after Mr Trump invoked emergency powers on Friday after Congress declined to fulfill his request for $ 5.7bn to help build the wall that was his signature 2016 campaign promise.



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Venezuela armed forces on 'alert' for border violations

Venezuela armed forces on 'alert' for border violationsVenezuela’s armed forces said Tuesday they were on “alert” for border violations following threats by US President Donald Trump who urged them to back opposition leader Juan Guaido. “The armed forces will remain deployed and on alert along the borders… to avoid any violations of territorial integrity,” said Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino, reading out a statement in a public appearance alongside top commanders. “We reiterate unrestrictedly our obedience, subordination and loyalty” to President Nicolas Maduro, he added.



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Venezuelan troops to remain on border ahead of aid entry, minister says

Venezuelan troops to remain on border ahead of aid entry, minister saysVenezuelan troops will remain stationed along the country’s borders to prevent territorial violations, the defense minister said on Tuesday, ahead of the opposition’s plan to bring in humanitarian aid to alleviate an economic crisis. President Nicolas Maduro has rejected offers of foreign food and medicine, denying there are widespread shortages and accusing opposition leader Juan Guaido of using aid to undermine his government in a U.S.-orchestrated bid to oust him. Guaido has said that aid will enter Venezuela from neighboring countries by land and sea on Saturday.



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Trump aide predicts 'hundreds of miles' of border wall by 2020

Trump aide predicts 'hundreds of miles' of border wall by 2020A top adviser to Donald Trump said Sunday that the president’s emergency declaration could allow “hundreds of miles” of barriers to be built on the Mexican border before the 2020 election. “You’re looking at hundreds of miles,” Stephen Miller said on “Fox News Sunday,” “probably a couple hundred miles” by September 2020, two months before the election. Trump has made clear he plans to exploit the issue in his re-election campaign, even amid sharp criticism from Democrats, rights groups, border-state landowners — and several prominent Republicans.



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California tells Trump that lawsuit over border wall is 'imminent'

California tells Trump that lawsuit over border wall is 'imminent'California will “imminently” challenge President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to obtain funds for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on Sunday. “Definitely and imminently,” Becerra told ABC’s “This Week” program when asked whether and when California would sue the Trump administration in federal court. Trump invoked the emergency powers on Friday under a 1976 law after Congress rebuffed his request for $ 5.7 billion to help build the wall that was a signature 2016 campaign promise.



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Make El Chapo pay for a border wall? Don't count on it

Make El Chapo pay for a border wall? Don't count on itNEW YORK (AP) — After El Chapo's conviction in a drug-trafficking trial that included florid testimony of jewel-encrusted guns, a fleet of cash-laden jets and a personal zoo with roaming big cats, some Americans have floated an idea they see as poetic justice: Why not take some of the Mexican drug lord's billions in ill-gotten gains and make him pay for a border wall?



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US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

US military planes land near Venezuela border with aidCUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation.



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