Colombian police officers escort a member of Venezuela's Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) (covered) who deserted, near the Simon Bolivar international bridge in Cucuta, Colombia. Photo: AFP

Violence engulfs Venezuela border as aid push descends into bloodshed

  • Efforts to bring food and medical supplies into crisis-hit country from Colombia have failed
  • Juan Guaido, who has declared himself president, has made securing humanitarian aid a core part of his plan
Topic |   Venezuela

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Colombian police officers escort a member of Venezuela's Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) (covered) who deserted, near the Simon Bolivar international bridge in Cucuta, Colombia. Photo: AFP
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People demonstrate at a three-day concert called by Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to rival a charity music festival organised by British businessman Richard Branson on the Venezuelan side of the Tienditas International Bridge in Las Tienditas, near Urena, on the border with Colombia on February 22, 2019. Photo: AFP

Two dead after Venezuela national guard opens fire on opposition supporters

  • At the same time, concerts held in Venezuela and across the border in Colombia competed for support for President Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido
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People demonstrate at a three-day concert called by Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to rival a charity music festival organised by British businessman Richard Branson on the Venezuelan side of the Tienditas International Bridge in Las Tienditas, near Urena, on the border with Colombia on February 22, 2019. Photo: AFP
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