The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, promised not to allow the “show” of “false” humanitarian aid, requested to the United States by the opposition Juan Guaidó, who warned that he will do “what is necessary” to “save lives”, without ruling out the intervention of a foreign force.
“This is an obviously very controversial issue, but making use of our sovereignty, the exercise of our powers, we will do what is necessary,” Guaidó said in an interview with AFP on Friday, when asked if he would authorize an intervention by the United States or a foreign force.
The opposition leader, recognized by half a hundred countries as interim president of Venezuela, said he will do “everything we have to do to save human lives.”
A shipment of medicines and food sent by Washington arrived on Thursday to the border city of Cúcuta (Colombia), where a storage center was installed near the international Tienditas bridge, blocked by the Venezuelan military with two containers and a cistern.
“Venezuela is not going to allow the show of false humanitarian aid, because we are not beggars of anyone,” said Maduro at a press conference, to ensure that the “humanitarian emergency” is “manufactured from Washington” to “intervene” the country oil.