U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up a four-nation tour of South America on Sunday at the Colombian-Venezuelan border, asking the man in the presidential palace in Caracas to step down for the good of his nation.
Florida Sen. Rick Scott is urging the U.S. military to get involved in getting humanitarian aid across the Venezuela border after Nicolas Maduro blocked it, and he compared Venezuela to the Syrian Civil War.
Florida lawmakers spoke with Colombian President Ivan Duque after President Donald Trump attacked him during an off-the-cuff comment about closing the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday. Colombia is a key ally on efforts to oust Nicolas Maduro.
As questions swirl around torched aid bus, Venezuela border skirmishes continued on Sunday. International opposition to Nicolas Maduro’s use of force to repel humanitarian aid also grew as the Trump administration considered sending more relief supplies.
The day after a bloody clash erupted over efforts to push humanitarian aid into Venezuela, the Trump administration prepared to send more relief supplies to Venezuela as international leaders condemned Nicolás Maduro for blocking the aid.
The push to move tons of humanitarian relief into Venezuela on Saturday devolved into bloodshed, teargas and deepening sense of dread, as the Nicolás Maduro administration proved the lengths it would go to keep the aid out. Juan Guaido accuses Maduro of crimes against humanity.
Four members of Venezuela’s National Guard deserted their posts Saturday morning and solicited help from Colombia at the Simon Bolivar bridge connecting the two countries. Earlier, tear gas was fired on residents.