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U.S. Considering Airdropping Aid Into Venezuela, Providing Additional Support

ABC News: Venezuela standoff extends to oil sector as questions swirl over humanitarian aid “Venezuela’s growing parallel opposition government extended its reach to the all-important oil sector on Wednesday when the country’s National Assembly moved to appoint new boards of directors to the state oil company and its refiner CITGO.…

U.S., Russia Present Different Draft Resolutions On Venezuela At U.N. Security Council; Volunteers Ready U.S.-Supported Aid For Delivery

Al Jazeera: U.S., Russia present rival U.N. draft resolutions on Venezuela “The United States has presented a draft resolution on Venezuela to the United Nations Security Council, triggering a Russian counterproposal. The U.S. draft resolution calls for international aid deliveries and presidential elections in Venezuela while stressing ‘deep concern with…

State Department Blog Discusses U.S. Efforts To Provide Assistance To Venezuela, Highlights Administration Officials’ Remarks

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: United States Supports the Venezuelan People With Humanitarian Assistance This post discusses U.S. efforts to support Venezuela during the country’s economic and humanitarian crisis, highlighting remarks from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, USAID Administrator Mark Green, U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams, and U.S.…

Prior Dengue Infection Might Have Protective Effect Against Zika, Study Shows

CIDRAP News: Study: Dengue immunity may have offered protection against Zika in Brazil “A new study published [Thursday] in Science shows that prior dengue infection may have protected some Brazilians from severe Zika infections during the 2015-2016 epidemic in the Americas. The study findings could have major implications for both…

U.S.-Supported Emergency Aid For Venezuela Stuck At Colombian Border As Tensions With Maduro Loyalists Escalate

Associated Press: U.S. emergency aid for Venezuela arrives at Colombian border “Trucks carrying U.S. humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela arrived Thursday at the Colombian border, where opposition leaders vowed to bring them into their troubled nation despite objections from embattled President Nicolás Maduro…” (Armario/Haberkorn, 2/7). Reuters: Venezuela aid trucks arrive…

U.S. Secretary Of State Pompeo Demands Venezuelan President Maduro, Troops Allow Humanitarian Aid Into Country; U.N., NGOs Warn Against Politicization Of Aid

Washington Post: Pompeo slams Venezuelan president over blocking of humanitarian aid “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted Nicolás Maduro Wednesday, accusing the Venezuelan president of blocking the path of humanitarian aid into the impoverished country. The United States, which has called for Maduro’s ouster and recognized National Assembly head Juan…

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