Brazilian soldiers abolished humanitarian aid from a Brazilian Air Force plane shortly after landing at Ala 7 air base in Boa Vista, Roraima state, Brazil on the border of Venezuela. (19789003) Anthony Faiola
Members covering Latin America, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, human rights, ] CRISTOBAL, Venezuela – Venezuelan soldiers have opened a group of civilians who are trying to open a part of southern Brazil border for humanitarian aid transfers, leading to many injuries and the first death a widespread oposition operation intended to deliver international relief
At 6:30 am, a military camp approaches a checkpoint built by a native community in the southern village of Kumarakapai, which relies on the main artery, linking Venezuela to Brazil. When volunteers sought to block military vehicles by standing in front of them, soldiers began firing rifles by attack, injured at least 12 people, four seriously. A woman, Zorayda Rodriguez, 42, was killed.
"I ask the armed forces, is it fundamental to the fire against non-armed individuals?" Jorge Perez, a local councilor in Gran Sabana, the district where the town was located said that he was there when the soldiers opened fire. "Does constitutional kill native people?"
At least 30 neighbors joined the streets after shootings, kidnapping three soldiers, according to Carmen Elena Silva, 48, who joined the roadblock, and George Bello, a spokesperson for the indigenous community.
"Most people support the entry of humanitarian aid, and we want to keep our borders open," Silva said. "It's help, not the war … Every day more children die."
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Communications of Venezuela said that it has not yet commented on the incident.
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Activists are among the indigenous peoples of Pemones who have joined the opposition trying to catch up with the help offered by the United States and other countries from neighboring countries on Saturday. Assistance comes from countries – including the United States – who ordered Nicolás Maduro to stop, and his government ordered a full collision of assistance, and sent the military to strengthen the borders of Venezuela.
violent confrontation with a continuing operation that sees thousands of volunteers seeking to reach neighboring countries to get help. Opposition leaders are frightened by more quarrels on Saturday, when volunteers are seeking to bring border assistance.
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