Venezuelans not ‘beggars,’ give humanitarian aid to Colombians — Maduro

Venezuelans not ‘beggars,’ give humanitarian aid to Colombians — Maduro

But Maduro maintains the support of the armed forces and important allies Russian Federation and China, which have massive investments in a country with the world's largest oil reserves.

Opposition leader Juan Guaido vowed to use the bridge to deliver the aid being pledged by Trump and Canada. Speaking earlier to RT Spanish, Maduro called the aid a form of intervention, and said he would not accept it.

"That seems to be a growing popular opinion by many Venezuelans, they view that the only way to get that this criminal government out of power is by a coercive force", said Ana Quintana, Latin America policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation in Washington.

Maduro says the crisis is a US-backed conspiracy and Washington has imposed sanctions.

A day after the aid convoy arrived in the border city of Cucuta, President Nicolas Maduro ridiculed the United States for offering small amounts of assistance while maintaining sanctions that block some $10 billion of offshore assets and revenue.

Venezuelan volunteers, Colombian firefighters and rescue workers prepare USAID humanitarian aid for storage at a warehouse next to the Tienditas International Bridge, near Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

We have always told the European Union and [its foreign policy chief] Federica Mogherini: You are not listening to the truth of Venezuela, you are deaf.

Additional aid is being stored in Miami and Houston and "ready to be deployed to the region immediately", the USA said in a statement.

Maduro has rejected humanitarian assistance, seeing it as a precursor to a U.S. military incursion. But analysts caution a USA intervention in Venezuela, which is twice the size of Iraq and densely populated, could require a significant and sustained US military commitment to succeed.

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Leon believes Maduro will try to avoid the use of force to impede aid deliveries. Around 800,000 Venezuelans are said to have crossed the border and settled in Colombia.

For analysts, the military holds the key to the crisis.

Maduro still has the support of the military high command, and now routinely appears in pre-recorded events at military bases where officers stand behind him and chant triumphal slogans such as "Loyal always, traitors never".

For any "internal collapse" or implosion to happen, "it would be necessary for the military and the Chavistas to distance themselves".

Last month, the 35-year-old Guaido was named leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly. But a month on, there are no signs he has won them over. He's managed to rally masses of Venezuelans into the streets to show their support, and he's won backing from almost 50 countries worldwide, including the United States.

Maduro could entrench himself and close ranks "Cuban style", says Ayuso, with "very painful consequences" for a population devastated by shortages and hyperinflation.

Multiple EU countries have supported Venezuelan opposition leader and parliament speaker Juan Guaido, who proclaimed himself to be the "interim leader" of the country.

His move ramped up tensions with Maduro's government even as many in Venezuela remain in desperate need of food and medical supplies.

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