19 de agosto de 2019
ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS:
Hispanic World

Guaido: Humanitarian aid will begin entering Venezuela in the coming days

Caracas, Feb 10 (efe-epa).- The humanitarian aid that is being stockpiled in the Colombian border city of Cucuta will begin entering Venezuela in the "coming days," the head of the opposition-controlled Parliament, Juan Guaido, said on Sunday.

Caracas, Feb 10 (efe-epa).- The humanitarian aid that is being stockpiled in the Colombian border city of Cucuta will begin entering Venezuela in the "coming days," the head of the opposition-controlled Parliament, Juan Guaido, said on Sunday.

"The aid is ... at the collection centers and we expect that in the coming days we'll have the first entry" into Venezuela, said the interim president, who is recognized as the country's legitimate leqader by dozens of nations around the world, to reporters after attending Sunday Mass in Caracas.

In addition to the aid collection activities in Cucuta, "in kind" humanitarian aid of various sorts has begun to be collected at two other sites - one in Brazil and another on an as-yet-unspecified Caribbean island.

It is forecast that the medicine and food being collected in Cucuta will enter Venezuela via the Tienditas bridge, a modern structure that links the two nations.

However, members of the Bolivarian National Guard - the GNB, Venezuela's militarized police - blocked the bridge using three large truck trailers, thus preventing vehicles from crossing from Colombia

Guaido said that elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro "refuses to acknowledge the crisis that they created."

In that regard, he emphasized that Venezuelans must work "very hard ... so that the usurpation (of power by Maduro) ends" and "simultaneously attend to the emergency."

Therefore, he said that blocking the entry of humanitarian aid makes the Maduro government into "almost a genocidal" regime because "they're murdering by action and by omission."

Guaido also rejected "the possibility of a confrontation among Venezuelans who want to save lives" and those people "an ever lesser number of them, who would prohibit the entry of humanity" into the current situation.

Once again, he sent a message to the military and expressed his doubts about whether "anyone today wants to sacrifice themselves to adhere to the call by a person (Maduro) who has lost his bearings and who has no international support."

He added that "the Venezuelan army is an army that liberates nations" and lamented "what they are allowing to happen to the armed forces at this time," especially because the military uniform "was one of honor, pride, significance for the region and for Venezuelans."

"It's up to you not to continue doing ridiculous things like Miraflores (presidential palace) is ordering. But rather to validate the pride of the uniform. It's up to you whether (the uniform) recovers the luster, the honor and the sympathy of millions of Venezuelans," he said.

Guaido also emphasized that it is "very clear" that "civility ... without doubt will support the entry of the humanitarian aid."

Also on Sunday, Guaido said that his wife's grandmother was intimidated by "collectives," as the armed civilian paramilitary organizations that support Maduro's Chavista government are known.

"On (Saturday), in Tovar, where my daughter Miranda's great-grandmother lives, Fabiana's grandmother, several collectives were ordered to go to (her) house," Guaido told reporters in Caracas at the close of the Sunday Mass.

Histórico de noticias
Trump defends China policy, says US economy is world's best

Washington, Aug 18 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his strategy versus China, on whose goods Washington has imposed heavy tariffs as...

Colombian ex-ministers: Peace is being fired upon from many angles

By Juliana Alejandra Franco and Ovidio Castro

Paola Espinosa, miracle worker in platform diving going for medal in Tokyo

By Gustavo Borges

Quito video art makes viewers reflect on migration, environment and memories

Quito, Aug 16 (efe-epa).- An unprecedented exhibition in the Ecuadorian capital is making viewers reflect on such concepts as migration, the environment and...

Delivery workers unite to protect themselves from Mexico City dangers

By Zoilo Carrillo

Famous Madrid chef returns to her Dominican roots

By Manuel Perez Bella

A stroll through New York's iconic Madison Square Garden

By Alvaro Celorio

Panama City celebrates 500th anniversary with cake for 4,500 people

Panama City, Aug 15 (efe-epa).- Panama City, the first Spanish settlement on the Pacific coast of North America, on Thursday celebrated its 500th...

Half a century later, Woodstock once again highlighting unity, freedom

By Helen Cook

Trump suggests Xi should meet with Hong Kong protesters

Washington, Aug 15 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, should meet "personally" with the Hong...

Uruguay keeps eye out for potential fallout from Argentine economic crisis

By Federico Anfitti

Bogota has many advantages in attracting foreign investment

Bogota, Aug 14 (efe-epa).- In the past 10 years, Bogota has received some $20 billion in foreign investment via more than 1,100 projects that have created...

Wall Street plunges, Dow Jones down 3.05 pct.

New York, Aug 14 (efe-epa).- Wall Street closed Wednesday with heavy losses and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the benchmark indicator, dropped 3.05...

More than 250 lawsuits vs. Catholic Church filed over sex abuse in New York

New York, Aug 14 (efe-epa).- A New York law office on Wednesday filed more than 250 lawsuits over sexual abuse of minors against the Catholic Church with...

Mexico: Same ideology behind El Paso, Christchurch massacres

Mexico City, Aug 14 (efe-epa).- The Aug. 3 massacre in the US city of El Paso, Texas, which resulted in 22 deaths, was inspired by the attack on two mosques...

Argentina's president unveils measures to help middle class

Buenos Aires, Aug 14 (efe-epa).- President Mauricio Macri announced a series of measures before the opening of the financial markets on Wednesday aimed at...

CBS, Viacom to merge, creating ViacomCBS

New York, Aug 13 (efe-epa).- CBS and Viacom announced on Tuesday a merger agreement that will reunite the two companies, which previously merged but then...

Democrats demand Senate vote on toughening access to guns

Washington, Aug 13 (efe-epa).- A mother told US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell that she didn't know whether to buy her daughter a backpack she wanted for...

Indigenous and farm women demand gender equality in Brazil

Brasilia, Aug 13 (efe-epa).- Groups of indigenous and farm women were received this Tuesday by the Brazilian legislature, where both repeated their...

Brazil successfully completes auction of port terminals

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13 (efe-epa).- The Brazilian government raised 148.5 million reais (about $37.5 million) on Tuesday from auctions of terminals on the...

Panama world boxing champ writing autobiography

By Rogelio Adonican Osorio

US to delay imposing tariffs on some products from China

Washington, Aug 13 (efe-epa).- The US government said Tuesday it would hold off on imposing 10 percent tariffs on certain products imported from China until...

Mexican judge approves prosecution of ex-Cabinet secretary in corruption case

Mexico City, Aug 13 (efe-epa).- The prosecution of former Government Secretary Rosario Robles, who served in President Enrique Peña Nieto's 2012-2018...

Mexico's tourism activity falls 0.60 pct. in 1st qtr. of 2019

Mexico City, Aug 13 (efe-epa).- Mexico's tourism activity fell 0.60 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2018, due to a...