Nicolas Maduro ordered the army to block the bridge on the western border of the country, from where humanitarian aid for Venezuelans was supposed to be delivered. We are not beggars – said Maduro, dictator of Venezuela.
On Wednesday(December 6) around 11.00 am local time the convoy with humanitarian aid organized by Juan Guaido, the leader of the opposition, left Bogota. It should have reach the border on Thursday morning, but the army blocked Las Tienditas, the main bridge connecting Venezuela with Colombia.
Juan Guaido hopes that the soldiers will stand up to Nicolas Maduro and allow the convoy to enter Venezuela. The problem is that Manduro claims that there is no humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
At the same time, the Western world demands respect for human rights in Venezuela. The US Secretary of State took the floor on twitter:
“The Venezuelan people desperately need humanitarian aid. The U.S. & other countries are trying to help, but
#Venezuela’s military under Maduro’s orders is blocking aid with trucks and shipping tankers. The Maduro regime must LET THE AID REACH THE STARVING PEOPLE”.
The Venezuelan crisis
Nicolas Maduro has been Venezuela’s president since 2013. When he won early presidential elections, it was suspected that the election was rigged. Nevertheless, on January 10 he take the oath of president office. Parliament in Caracas (controlled by the opposition) overturn this oath and they announced that Maduro was and STILL IS a dictator. Then the Venezuelans took to the streets and said a loud “no” to the president, who is responsible for the economic and political crisis. Then the Venezuelans went to the streets to say loud “no” to the president, who is responsible for the political and economic crisis (Venezuela’s Hyperinflation Hits 80,000% Per Year in 2018). There were violent riots and several people were killed.On the same day, the opposition leader, Juan Guaido, declared himself the temporary president of the country.