US tells European Union to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela president

The corporate logos of the state oil company PDVSA and Citgo Petroleum Corp

The corporate logos of the state oil company PDVSA and Citgo Petroleum Corp

Mr Maduro importantly retains the support of the Venezuelan military, plus Russian Federation and China internationally.

Pence said that after the United States became the first nation to recognise the parliamentary leader as head of state, "52 nations including 30 of our European allies have followed America's lead".

Guaido and Maduro have been locked in a battle over allowing aid into the country, and the military reinforced a blockade on Thursday at the border with Colombia, where the opposition leader has vowed to bring in desperately-needed goods.

The country is in the midst of an economic crisis that has left millions in poverty and facing shortages of basic necessities such as food and medicine.

Guaido has targeted February 23 for entry of the aid, more of which arrived for the stockpile on Saturday.

"We are saving lives with these aeroplanes", said Lestor Toledo, an exiled politician who is coordinating the global aid effort for Guaido.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday that the U.S. used military aircraft to send aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia because of the urgency of the humanitarian needs.

And Russia's United States ambassador says Moscow is "very much concerned that some hotheads may be considering a military action against Venezuela".

Tesla Cars Get New Dog And Sentry Modes
To turn on Dog Mode go into the climate control settings and select the option labelled 'Dog, ' according to The Verge . When enabled, the auto enters a "standby" state and uses external cameras to detect potential threats.

Twenty-five countries have pledged $100m in aid to Venezuela, a top USA official said on Thursday, as the crisis-hit country's Supreme Court took aim at oil executives appointed by the opposition. He calls it a provocation that may "lead to something much worse than that".

Meanwhile, billionaire adventurer Richard Branson says he is throwing a concert in a campaign to raise US$100 million for suffering Venezuelans and open the borders to emergency aid.

Cucuta, a border city that has been near the epicenter of Venezuela's migrant crisis, has been designated as one of several collection points in the opposition's aid strategy.

In addition to the aid arriving in Colombia, Guaido said, more would be coming through Brazil and the Caribbean island of Curacao.

Branson says he's working with Guaido and to break Maduro's impasse so the aid can reach millions of Venezuelans who need it.

He also blamed the USA for preventing political dialogue with the opposition, saying it is a mistake, and President Donald Trump made this mistake because of his advisors.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has been recognized by countries including Canada and the U.S.as the country's rightful interim ruler, speaks Saturday during a meeting with volunteers to co-ordinate humanitarian aid in Caracas.

Trump is to spend the holiday weekend at his private club in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Recommended News

  • University in St. Petersburg collapses from fifth to second floors

    University in St. Petersburg collapses from fifth to second floors

    The spokesman said earlier 86 people had been evacuated and there were 24 rescue unit teams working in the area. A criminal investigation into the collapse has been launched, according to Russia's Investigative Committee.
    Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who played Hitler in 'Downfall', has died

    Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who played Hitler in 'Downfall', has died

    But Ganz added that he had not gained real insight into Hitler's motivation, saying: "I can not claim to understand Hitler". In one of his more recent appearances, he starred as Sigmund Freud in " The Tobacconist ", released past year .
    Williams Racing releases first images of new-spec FW42

    Williams Racing releases first images of new-spec FW42

    On Monday the team used its infamous 2018 vehicle , albeit fitted with a 2019-spec front wing, in order to reveal its new livery and title sponsor, ROKit .
  • Fortnite How to Unlock Prisoner Skin

    Fortnite How to Unlock Prisoner Skin

    You can find the first of the locations for one of the Fortnite Snowfall Prisoner skin stages keys at the Polar Peak castle below. Each season there is a secret skin that can't be seen or unlocked until a player completes a certain number of weekly challenges.
    I Made This Pokémon GIF and I Hate It

    I Made This Pokémon GIF and I Hate It

    It basically just goes around licking everything in sight which I'd have to guess isn't only unsanitary, but it's just weird. Maybe my childhood dreams of Pokemon existing in the real world was actually a bad thing to want all along.
    Oregon State vs. Oregon - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    Oregon State vs. Oregon - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    Oregon State's baseball, women's basketball, and men's basketball programs have huge, huge tests ahead of them this weekend. The Oregon Ducks will look to build on their 4th win in 5 tries after a 69-46 beatdown of Stanford in their last outing.
  • Don Cheadle Takes Swipe at President Trump on SNL

    Don Cheadle Takes Swipe at President Trump on SNL

    And studies have shown the suicide rate is alarmingly high among transgender teens. And he made that clear with some of his wardrobe choices.
    Sexton back in full Ireland training

    Sexton back in full Ireland training

    He is fine, he's had no symptoms at all, no complaints throughout the week. Continuity is a good thing for us, because what we do is working".
    LG foldable phone on hold as safer 5G takes focus

    LG foldable phone on hold as safer 5G takes focus

    The LG V50 ThinQ will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC with at least 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The leaked render here seems to show a triple-lens rear camera and a notch and a dual-lens camera around the front.
  • Why Is PrepAway Considered to Be the Best Platform for Exam Dumps?

    However, it’s not easy to tell which one of those sources offers authentic exam dumps that will help you pass your test. All you need to do is to identify the best site for exam dumps, and you will pass your certification test with flying colors.
    Ger Fortnite's Season 8 Battle Pass Free By Doing New Overtime Challenges

    Ger Fortnite's Season 8 Battle Pass Free By Doing New Overtime Challenges

    Even though the Fortnite Season 8 is still two weeks away, Epic Games has chose to organize the giveaway. There are no weekly challenges and gamers are waiting for the new season to arrive with new content.
    Liam Hemsworth Reveals He Almost Wasn't In 'The Last Song'

    Liam Hemsworth Reveals He Almost Wasn't In 'The Last Song'

    After 10 years of on-and-off dating, Miley and Liam got married in December 2018, in a super-private ceremony. We'll never know, but it's unusual imagining a world where those two didn't end up together.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.