Maduro launches large-scale war game amid crisis

Maduro launches large-scale war game amid crisis

Maduro launches large-scale war game amid crisis

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido has accused those blocking the humanitarian aid to his country of committing genocide, warning that the stoppage is a crime against humanity.

"There are people responsible for this and the regime knows it". He directed his comments at soldiers deployed to a bridge connecting Venezuela with Colombia.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro launched what he described as the "most important" military drills in the history on Sunday amid an ongoing political crisis in the South American nation.

Toledo said "in coming days we will visit the state of Roraima to see where this storage center will be and from next week we will organize the arrival of this humanitarian aid".

He also voiced against U.S. President Donald Trump, "get out Donald Trump, get out his threats", Maduro said.

Humanitarian aid sent by the United States recently arrived in the Colombian city of Cucuta at the border with Venezuela, but Maduro has refused to let in the shipments.

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Maduro said he will make "the sufficient investment for Venezuela" to strengthen its anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense system, and equip the militia with "even the most modern missiles in the world".

According to the United States official who spoke anonymously to Reuters, the Trump administration is also considering imposing sanctions on Cuban military and intelligence officials who are thought to be assisting Maduro. "There are armed forces here and a people to defend the honor, dignity, and decorum".

Venezuela has been in political turmoil in the past weeks, with the opposition blaming the country's President Maduro over an ailing economy, hyperinflation, power cuts, and shortages of basic items, urging him to resign.

The US has presented a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council calling for global aid deliveries and a presidential vote in Venezuela, triggering a Russian counter-proposal.

A few European nations have joined the Trump administration in its support of Guaido as the interim president, although those nations professing political support have not taken the additional step of backing USA sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil giant PDVSA as well as other restrictions on financial transactions imposed by Washington.

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