Maduro refused all economic assistance as he denied there is a crisis in Venezuela and he even claimed the aid was part of a coup organised by the
Maduro refused all economic assistance as he denied there is a crisis in Venezuela and he even claimed the aid was part of a coup organised by the White House to topple him.
Guaido has argued that US-backed medicine and food must be allowed inside the country, but Maduro claimed it would lead towards US military intervention.
Venezuela’s opposition supporters took to the streets today to demand humanitarian aid is allowed inside the country.
The rallies occurred three weeks after the opposition leader Mr Guaido invoked a constitutional provision to assume the presidency, arguing that Maduro’s re-election last year was a sham.
Most Western countries, including the US, have recognised Guaido as the country’s president.
Experts have warned that eight of ten children in the South American country are at risk of malnutrition due to the food shortages.
Earlier this week, Guaido tweeted: “Today we delivered the first donation, or the first cargo of humanitarian aid, albeit on a small scale, because you know they have blocked the border for the time being.”