22 Feb 2019

Maduro closes Venezuela/Brazil border in aid row

At least one person has reportedly died and several others have been injured, in clashes at Venezuela’s border with Brazil. Venezuelan security forces opened fire on a group of people who tried to block them getting to the border crossing, amid increased tension over the delivery of humanitarian aid.

President Nicolas Maduro has now closed his country’s border with Brazil, and has threatened to block passage from Colombia too.

That’s where the opposition has focused it’s effort to mobilise aid, and where Richard Branson’s ‘Venezuela LiveAid’ music concert is now underway.