Trump to Warn of 'Dangers of Socialism' in Speech About Venezuela

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio visits the Colombia Venezuela border at the Simon Bolivar International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta Colombia

The Venezuelan military has blocked the USA from moving tons of humanitarian aid airlifted in recent days to the Colombian border.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that Trump will express "strong support" for Guaido, whom the US recognizes as the country's rightful president, and condemn President Nicolas Maduro's government and its socialist policies. But humanitarian aid shipments into the country have been blocked by Maduro, who doesn't want USA intervention.

The Trump administration has already imposed sanctions to pressure Maduro's regime and has recognized Juan Guaidó, the speaker of the National Assembly as Venezuela's interim president. "How many concerts are they going to stage?"

Sometimes working under awnings or tents, doctors, nurses, dentists and paediatricians have attended to local residents who can receive donated medications.

An imploding economy has driven an estimated 2.3 Venezuelans to migrate, while those who remain have been punished by hyperinflation that has put scarce food and medicine out of reach for many. Ms Hernandez said her mother often "cried from seeing her patients die from lack of medicine".

"If it doesn't enter on the twenty-third, it will enter on the twenty-fourth, it will enter on the twenty-fifth" of February, he said.

He spoke a few days after Guaido called on the Venezuelan Armed Forces, supporting President Nicolas Maduro, to change sides, in the anticipation of humanitarian aid arrivals to the crisis-hit country.

"Venezuela is preparing for the humanitarian avalanche", Mr Guaido told about 4,000 supporters clad in white T-shirts and green scarves who gathered Saturday to sign up as volunteers.

While he said the USA is keeping all options on the table, Bolton added there would be "no effort to use military force to deliver the humanitarian assistance" that the Venezuelan government has refused to allow into the country.

Speaking in Spanish, Rubio warned that blocking the entry of USA food would amount to a "crime against humanity" and those responsible would spend "the rest of their lives hiding from justice".

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., traveled to Cucuta, Colombia, a city near the Venezuelan border where aid is supposed to flow into the crisis-stricken nation.

Mr Maduro has dismissed the humanitarian assistance as "crumbs" and "rotten and contaminated food" while blaming shortages of food and medicine on United States sanctions. Rodriguez did not announce the artists that are expected to perform, saying only that it would be massive.



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