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 the violence and excessive use of force by Venezuelan security forces against unarmed, peaceful protesters.’ … In response, Moscow came up with an alternative resolution, expressing its concern for Venezuela’s territorial integrity and political independence…” (2/10).

Associated Press: Volunteers ready U.S. aid set for Venezuela as Maduro digs in
“Dozens of volunteers prepared sacks of rice, canned tuna, and protein-rich biscuits for malnourished children at a warehouse on the Colombian border on Friday as Venezuela’s opposition vowed to deliver the U.S. humanitarian aid to their troubled nation, even if it means mounting a mass mobilization of their countrymen to carry it in…” (Armario/Smith, 2/8).

Additional coverage of the humanitarian and political crises in Venezuela is available from Agence France-Presse, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, and U.N. News.