Brazil Maintains Plans to Deliver Aid to Venezuela Despite Border Closing

The Brazilian shipment, scheduled to be delivered Saturday, includes twenty tons of powdered milk, medicine and 500 first aid kits.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian authorities say they are still planning to deliver tons of aid to Venezuela on Saturday (February 23rd) despite the closing of the border by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Brazilian officials, however, reiterated that it will only supply humanitarian aid and does not plan to intervene politically in its neighbor’s domestic crisis.

"The plans of the Brazilian government remain the same…The intention of the Brazilian State is to help our Venezuelan brothers through humanitarian operations. The Brazilian government does not identify, at this moment, possibilities of friction in . . .

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