Brazil To Help US With Humanitarian Aid To Venezuela

The government authorized trucks from Venezuela's opposition party to cross the border in Roraima

The Bolsonaro administration is coordinating with the United States a relief operation to help parts of the opposition against the Maduro regime in Venezuela to receive humanitarian aid. The service is scheduled to February 23rd. 

According to the president's spokesman, Otávio do Rêgo Barros, Bolsonaro ordered that the government offers logistic support so that trucks can cross the border from Venezuela to Brazil to get food and supplies in Pacaraima and Boa Vista, in the state of Roraima. The supplies will be available at individual outposts in the two cities, he said.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks as he attends a rally in Caracas, Venezuela February 12, 2019. - REUTERS

Although the relief operation is being planned with the help of the United States, it won't involve the US sending supplies by air to Roraima, like it is happening in Colombia.

Rêgo Barros said that the logistics are being planned by the Bolsonaro administration, to answer for a call for help from Juan Guaidó, the self-declared interim president of Venezuela and the primary opposition name against Nicolás Maduro.

Bringing humanitarian aid to Venezuela is one of Guaidó's main tactics to bring down the Maduro regime.

Translated by NATASHA MADOV

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