Entornointeligente.com / The first set of trucks carrying United States (US) humanitarian aid for crisis-hit Venezuela has arrived in the Colombian border city of Cucuta.
At the same time the US has announced new sanctions on members of the Nicolas Maduro administration.
US authorities have announced that visas for members of the government-controlled Constituent Assembly would be revoked
According to reports, trucks carrying food and medicine from the US are currently parked near the Tienditas Bridge.
The bridge, which connects Cucuta and the city of Urena in Venezuela, remains blocked after the Venezuelan military, earlier this week, placed cargo containers and a tanker lorry across the road surface.
It was not immediately clear how the humanitarian aid would be delivered across the border.
A number of Venezuelan leaders have appealed to the military to allow the relief supplies into the country, but those calls have been rejected by the country’s embattled president, who has the support of the army.
Maduro says allowing foreign aid supplies would open the way for US military intervention to oust him.
“No one will enter, not one invading soldier,” he insisted.
Opposition Leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, has warned many Venezuelans are in danger of dying without international aid.
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