Brazil vows to deliver aid to Venezuela, defying Maduro

STF / AFP

Brazil is cooperating with the United States to supply aid to Venezuela, despite the protests of embattled President Nicolás Maduro.

According to the country's presidential spokesman, the "Brazilian government is mobilising an inter-ministerial taskforce to define the logistics of supplying humanitarian aid to the people of Venezuela from February 23".

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó aims to bring humanitarian aid into Venezuela from neighbouring Colombia, Curacao and Brazil, even though Maduro denies there is a crisis in the country. 

"The aid, which includes food and medicine, will be made available in Brazilian territory... for collection by the government of (Venezuela's self-proclaimed) interim president Juan Guaidó," spokesman Otavio de Rego Barros told a news conference.

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