The humanitarian aid for Venezuela was requested by Juan Guaido. (FILE)
The self-proclaimed interim president of venezuela Juan Guaido on Wednesday ordered the country’s armed forces to allow the entry of international humanitarian aid, which is beginning to be collected at storage centers.
“Once again, a direct order to the armed forces at this time: Allow the necessary humanitarian aid to enter to take care of your families, your sister, your mother, your wife, who surely need supplies and some of whom, unfortunately, surely also have certain health conditions,” said Mr Guaido at a meeting with agricultural producers.
Specifically, on Wednesday morning opposition lawmaker Franklyn Duarte complained that a military convoy was blocking the border crossing point at Tienditas, a modern facility linking venezuela and Colombia and where humanitarian aid is slated to be brought in.
“What is blocking … the Tienditas bridge, where (the soldiers) are expecting the humanitarian aid to pass, is a cistern (truck), a container and today in the morning a convoy of the National Armed Forces arrived,” Mr Duarte was quoted as saying to Efe.
Later, in remarks to reporters, Mr Guaido said that he knew that container trucks were blocking the bridge, which he said he considered to be “an absurd reaction by a regime that is not interested in the public.”
“Despite that, we’re going to do everything possible so that this aid can come in,” said Mr Guaido, reports Efe.
He also reiterated…