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How Activists Are Getting Aid to Sick Venezuelans

February 07, 2019

The world watches in disbelief as photos show tractor trailers closing highways to block the passage of food, medicine and essentials into Venezuela. The opposition’s call for international aid may be strategic, to force the hand of Nicolas Maduro’s military: It can stand by a dictator, or stand down and let food and medicine through to people who need them.

The showdown is the latest chapter in a saga of suffering driven by Maduro’s economic policies and his subsequent refusal of international aid, which he characterizes as a manifestation of foreign intervention. But that doesn’t...

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