Venezuela: Doctors protest, demand govt. allow humanitarian aid into country
A group of Venezuelan doctors have demonstrated on the Colombian side of the border, as they demand President Nicolas Maduro’s government allow humanitarian aid into their country.
The doctors protested saying, they would face repercussions for holding a similar demonstration on the Venezuelan side.
Amid a hyper-inflationary economic collapse that has caused malnutrition and the exodus of millions of people, humanitarian aid has become a flash point in an intensifying political crisis.
Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido said last week that a global coalition that includes the United States was sending food and medicine to collection points in Colombia, Brazil and an undisclosed Caribbean island before delivering the aid into Venezuela.