Venezuela Is Bracing for More Unrest
The country’s political crisis appears set to intensify after President Nicolás Maduro closed Venezuela’s border with Brazil and threatened to do the same with Colombia to stop deliveries of humanitarian aid. Thousands of volunteers have been flocking toward the borders to help force badly needed supplies into the country. Allies of opposition leader Juan Guaidó will hold a Venezuela Aid Live concert tonight in the Colombian city of Cucuta, while Maduro’s government will hold its own event just across the border.
What’s the opposition’s strategy? They’re hoping the military will cave and let civilians ferry in aid — effectively robbing Maduro of his power to maintain order through the threat of force.
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