Humanitarian assistance

In this Feb. 4, 2019 photo, diabetes patient Aminta Villamizar lies on her bed next to a statue of Dr. Jose Greogrio Hernandez, a 19th century Venezuelan doctor who treated the poor and is revered throughout the country as a saint, in Caracas, Venezuela. “I was a person who worked my entire life, but this sickness destroyed me,” she said, complaining of joint pain and blurry vision. “If we don’t receive help, we’ll have to resign ourselves to God’s will.” (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
February 07, 2019 - 8:55 am
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food supplies can't come soon enough. She's watched five fellow patients in her dialysis group die over...
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In this Feb. 4, 2019 photo, Anahis Alvarado, 32, poses for a portrait during an interview in Caracas, Venezuela. Alvarado’s battle with a failing kidney has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis. Over the past few years, she’s watched as five fellow patients in her thrice a week dialysis group have died due to inadequate care. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
February 06, 2019 - 7:01 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food supplies can't come soon enough. She's watched five fellow patients in her dialysis group die over...
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This image taken from video, shows a fuel tanker, cargo trailers and makeshift fencing, blocking the Tienditas International Bridge in an attempt to stop humanitarian aid entering from Colombia, as seen from the outskirts of Cucuta, on Colombia's border with Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Immigration authorities say the Venezuelan National Guard built the roadblock a day earlier. (AP Photo)
February 06, 2019 - 7:01 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Venezuelan military barricaded a bridge at a key border crossing with Colombia, issuing a challenge Wednesday to a U.S.-backed effort by the opposition to bring humanitarian aid into a nation plagued by shortages of food and medicine. The Tienditas International Bridge...
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Opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself the interim president of Venezuela, speaks during a press conference on the steps of the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Germany, Spain, France, the U.K. and Sweden have announced that they are recognizing Guaido as the country's interim president and are urging him to hold a new presidential election.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 04, 2019 - 6:32 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than a dozen European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign and clear the way for a new presidential election. Maduro stood...
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President Nicolas Maduro and first lady Cilia Flores greet supporters as they arrive at a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Maduro called the rally to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the late President Hugo Chavez's rise to power. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
February 04, 2019 - 8:41 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 2:35 p.m. President Nicolas Maduro is again rejecting moves by at least eight European nations recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate president. Germany, Britain and France are among the nations...
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Pope Francis is welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, upon his arrival at the Abu Dhabi airport, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Francis travelled to Abu Dhabi to participate in a conference on interreligious dialogue sponsored the Emirates-based Muslim Council of Elders, an initiative that seeks to counter religious fanaticism by promoting a moderate brand of Islam. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, Pool)
February 03, 2019 - 1:36 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis landed Sunday in Abu Dhabi on the first-ever papal trip to the Arabian Peninsula, where he is seeking to turn a page in Christian-Muslim relations while also ministering to a unique, thriving Catholic community. Francis earlier Sunday called for the urgent...
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Raul Sanz, a supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, reads a book on his wheelchair in downtown in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Feb.1, 2019. Momentum is growing for Venezuela's opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to step down. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
February 01, 2019 - 9:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has talked to the United States about the risks of delivering humanitarian aid to Venezuela without the approval of security forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, an official with the agency said Friday. Opposition leader Juan...
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Opposition National Assembly President Juan Guaido, accompanied by his wife Fabiana Rosales and his 20-month-old daughter Miranda, listens to a reporter's question during a news conference outside their apartment, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Guaido said security forces showed up at their home in an attempt to intimidate him. "The dictatorship thinks it can intimidate us," Guaido said. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 01, 2019 - 9:12 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Momentum is growing for Venezuela's opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to step down. A defiant Maduro's socialist...
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Opposition National Assembly President Juan Guaido greets supporters upon his arrival to the Venezuelan Central University for a conference on economic plans for reviving the country in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. An independent U.N. human rights monitor says economic sanctions are compounding a "grave crisis" in Venezuela. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 01, 2019 - 9:05 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:45 p.m. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has tweeted that the United States plans to send humanitarian aid to Venezuela despite President Nicolas Maduro's refusal to accept aid. Bolton's...
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Vice President Mike Pence, accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, speaks to Drug Enforcement Administration employees at their headquarters in Arlington, Va., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 01, 2019 - 5:48 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6.35 p.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has congratulated the Drug Enforcement Administration for helping bring drug trafficking convictions against several members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's...
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