Venezuela sea aid bid puts quiet Curacao in spotlight

Venezuela sea aid bid puts quiet Curacao in spotlightWillemstad, Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles) (AFP) – A sleepy island best known for beaches and a blue liquor named after it has become the focus of a tense bid to bring aid by sea to Venezuela, in the face of warnings that the country’s military will block it. A plane carrying private donations of food and medical aid from Venezuelans in Florida landed on Curacao — population 150,000 — which lies 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Venezuela’s coast. Venezuelans on the island were preparing Friday to transfer the goods to the nearby seaport where they said a ship was ready to take it to Venezuela.



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