Feb 22, 2019

1 killed, 12 injured in clash with Venezuelan army on Brazil border

People arrive at the location of a 'Venezuela Aid Live' concert

People arrive at the location of a "Venezuela Aid Live" concert organized by billionaire Richard Branson. Photo: Luis Robayo/AFP via Getty Images

A woman was killed and dozen were injured Friday as members of the Pemon ethnic group clashed with the Venezuela National Guard on the country's border with Brazil, the Associated Press reports.

The big picture: Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared interim president, promised to bring humanitarian aid into Venezuela on Saturday. President Nicolás Maduro, who insists there is no humanitarian crisis, ordered the border with Brazil shut in response, setting up a confrontation with opposition supporters as the Venezuelan army moves tanks to the border.

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