Desperate Venezuelans who no longer see any future in their troubled homeland are fleeing the economic crisis and heading over the border to northern Brazil. The Brazilian government has declared a state of emergency in the region.
Two dozen tons of medical supplies arrived in Caracas, after Nicolas Maduro granted the Red Cross permission to deliver the aid. A recent report found the country's health system to be in "utter collapse."
Donald Trump's Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, called onVenezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro to allow aid to enter the country. Pompeo urged Maduro to step down and sent a stern warning to Cuba and Russia.
Opposition leader Guaido has said declaring a state of emergency was necessary to request international aid. Nicolas Maduro has meanwhile blamed the ongoing power outage on a cyberattack.
"The time has come" for the UN to recognize Juan Guaido as the real president of Venezuela, US Vice President Mike Pence told the international assembly. The US is pushing a resolution on the issue, despite long odds.
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