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Maduro blocks aid at Venezuela-Colombia border

Workers organize humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge between Colombia and Venezuela in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday the U.S.-backed humanitarian aid being stockpiled in Cucuta for his country should be distributed to poor Colombians as Venezuelans are not "beggars."

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Workers organize humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge between Colombia and Venezuela in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday the U.S.-backed...more

Workers organize humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge between Colombia and Venezuela in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday the U.S.-backed humanitarian aid being stockpiled in Cucuta for his country should be distributed to poor Colombians as Venezuelans are not "beggars." REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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A worker organizes humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. The day after trucks carrying medicine and food arrived in Cucuta, Maduro, who has become increasingly isolated internationally, told a news conference that Venezuela did not need the aid that includes supplies provided by the United States.

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A worker organizes humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. The day after trucks carrying medicine and food arrived in Cucuta, Maduro, who has become increasingly...more

A worker organizes humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. The day after trucks carrying medicine and food arrived in Cucuta, Maduro, who has become increasingly isolated internationally, told a news conference that Venezuela did not need the aid that includes supplies provided by the United States. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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Fuel tank blocks vehicular passage on the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 6, 2019. "Venezuela will not allow the show of ... humanitarian aid because we do not beg from anyone," Maduro told reporters. "Venezuela is not suffering the humanitarian crisis fabricated by Washington over the last four years to justify intervening in our country."

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Fuel tank blocks vehicular passage on the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 6, 2019. "Venezuela will not allow the show of ... humanitarian aid because we do not beg from anyone," Maduro told reporters. "Venezuela is not...more

Fuel tank blocks vehicular passage on the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 6, 2019. "Venezuela will not allow the show of ... humanitarian aid because we do not beg from anyone," Maduro told reporters. "Venezuela is not suffering the humanitarian crisis fabricated by Washington over the last four years to justify intervening in our country." REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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People hold banners that reads "Humanitarian aid now" and "Venezuela, victims of the communism" near a warehouse where humanitarian aid for Venezuela is being stored in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. Maduro has overseen an economic collapse in the oil-rich OPEC country that has left many Venezuelans malnourished and struggling to find medicine, sparking the exodus of an estimated 3 million Venezuelans.

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People hold banners that reads "Humanitarian aid now" and "Venezuela, victims of the communism" near a warehouse where humanitarian aid for Venezuela is being stored in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. Maduro has overseen an economic collapse in...more

People hold banners that reads "Humanitarian aid now" and "Venezuela, victims of the communism" near a warehouse where humanitarian aid for Venezuela is being stored in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. Maduro has overseen an economic collapse in the oil-rich OPEC country that has left many Venezuelans malnourished and struggling to find medicine, sparking the exodus of an estimated 3 million Venezuelans. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Humanitarian aid for Venezuela is seen at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. The dire situation has fueled a political crisis that has peaked over the last month with opposition leader Juan Guaido invoking a constitutional provision to declare himself the legitimate president. He argues Maduro was re-elected last year in a sham election. More than 40 nations including the United States, major European powers and most Latin American countries have recognized Guaido as the country's rightful head of state.

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Humanitarian aid for Venezuela is seen at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. The dire situation has fueled a political crisis that has peaked over the last month with opposition leader Juan...more

Humanitarian aid for Venezuela is seen at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. The dire situation has fueled a political crisis that has peaked over the last month with opposition leader Juan Guaido invoking a constitutional provision to declare himself the legitimate president. He argues Maduro was re-elected last year in a sham election. More than 40 nations including the United States, major European powers and most Latin American countries have recognized Guaido as the country's rightful head of state. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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A fuel tank and a cargo container block the Tienditas cross-border bridge between Colombia and Venezuela, in Cucuta, Colombia, February 6, 2019. 

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A fuel tank and a cargo container block the Tienditas cross-border bridge between Colombia and Venezuela, in Cucuta, Colombia, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

A fuel tank and a cargo container block the Tienditas cross-border bridge between Colombia and Venezuela, in Cucuta, Colombia, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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Boxes containing humanitarian aid for Venezuela are seen at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Boxes containing humanitarian aid for Venezuela are seen at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Boxes containing humanitarian aid for Venezuela are seen at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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Workers organize humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Workers organize humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Workers organize humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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Firefighters organize humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Firefighters organize humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Firefighters organize humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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A man holds a banner that reads "Thank you international community" near a warehouse where humanitarian aid for Venezuela is being stored in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A man holds a banner that reads "Thank you international community" near a warehouse where humanitarian aid for Venezuela is being stored in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A man holds a banner that reads "Thank you international community" near a warehouse where humanitarian aid for Venezuela is being stored in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A truck arrives at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 7, 2019.

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A truck arrives at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

A truck arrives at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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Firefighters organize humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Firefighters organize humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Firefighters organize humanitarian aid for Venezuela at a warehouse near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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Barricades of tires block the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Barricades of tires block the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Barricades of tires block the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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A truck with police officers arrives at the Tienditas cross-border bridge, in Cucuta, Colombia February 7, 2019.

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A truck with police officers arrives at the Tienditas cross-border bridge, in Cucuta, Colombia February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

A truck with police officers arrives at the Tienditas cross-border bridge, in Cucuta, Colombia February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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People stand next to the road while trucks arrive at a warehouse in Cucuta, Colombia February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

People stand next to the road while trucks arrive at a warehouse in Cucuta, Colombia February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

People stand next to the road while trucks arrive at a warehouse in Cucuta, Colombia February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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A security officer stands guard on the road to the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

A security officer stands guard on the road to the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

A security officer stands guard on the road to the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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A truck arrives at a warehouse, where international humanitarian aid for Venezuela will be stored according to authorities, near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A truck arrives at a warehouse, where international humanitarian aid for Venezuela will be stored according to authorities, near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A truck arrives at a warehouse, where international humanitarian aid for Venezuela will be stored according to authorities, near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A fuel tank and a cargo container block the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

A fuel tank and a cargo container block the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

A fuel tank and a cargo container block the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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Mounted police officers stand guard after trucks arrived at a warehouse, where international humanitarian aid for Venezuela will be stored according to authorities, near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Mounted police officers stand guard after trucks arrived at a warehouse, where international humanitarian aid for Venezuela will be stored according to authorities, near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia February 7, 2019....more

Mounted police officers stand guard after trucks arrived at a warehouse, where international humanitarian aid for Venezuela will be stored according to authorities, near the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A fuel tank blocks the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

A fuel tank blocks the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

A fuel tank blocks the Tienditas cross-border bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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