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Europe pledges $40 million to help Venezuelans

June 08, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The European Union will spend more than $40 million to help Venezuelans suffering through a deepening humanitarian crisis even as the country’s leaders have steadfastly denied it needs any foreign assistance.

Most of the money will provide health care, food and clean water to vulnerable Venezuelans living inside and outside of the country, European Commission officials said Thursday.

European leaders, meanwhile, have threatened a new round of sanctions against Venezuela’s top officials, after what it considers President Nicolas Maduro’s undemocratic re-election.

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