BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil is going ahead with the airlifting of humanitarian aid for Venezuela despite the impending closure of the border by Venezuelan leftist President Nicholas Maduro, Brazilian presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said on Thursday.
He said the non-perishable food and medicine would be stockpiled in the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima until Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is able to send trucks to pick up the aid. Maduro said he would close the border with Brazil on Thursday night and threatened to do the same on the Colombian border.
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Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Peter Cooney