U.S. To Seek U.N. Security Council Vote On Resolution Calling For Venezuelan Government To Allow Humanitarian Aid; U.N. Official Cites Escalating Tensions

Associated Press: U.S. seeks vote on U.N. resolution to allow aid into Venezuela
“U.S. envoy Elliott Abrams said Tuesday the Trump administration will seek a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution calling for Venezuela’s government to let in humanitarian aid and to hold free elections, and then sparred with Russia over possible U.S. military intervention in the politically divided country…” (Lederer, 2/26).

U.N. News: ‘Protracted crisis’ in Venezuela leads to ‘alarming escalation of tensions’: U.N. political chief
“The ‘protracted crisis’ in Venezuela has led to an ‘alarming escalation of tensions,’ Rosemary DiCarlo, the U.N.’s political and peacebuilding chief, told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday. She said that the ‘grim reality’ facing the country, according to available information, showed a deteriorating economy, with citizens dying of preventable causes, and 3.4 million Venezuelans so far, choosing to leave, due to conditions at home…” (2/26).

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