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New U.S. humanitarian aid reaches Venezuela border

New U.S. humanitarian aid reaches Venezuela border

World
March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. humanitarian aid for Venezuelans arrived in Cucuta, Colombia, the latest batch of supplies stockpiled at Venezuela's border amid a blockade led by the country's President Nicolas Maduro. A military cargo C-130 landed in Cucuta on Thursday loaded with medical gloves, medical bathrobes, masks and cleaning goods. The U.S. shipment left Florida and arrived to Cucuta in the afternoon, National Assembly member Jose Manuel Olivares told El Nacional newspaper. Hundreds of tons of aid had accumulated in areas along Venezuela's borders with Colombia and Brazil ahead of Feb. 23, when Venezuelan National Assembly leader Juan Guaido planned to introduce aid into Venezuela despite opposition from Maduro. That day, the little humanitarian aid that made it into Venezuela was burned...
Venezuela crisis: Deadly border clashes as Maduro blocks aid

Venezuela crisis: Deadly border clashes as Maduro blocks aid

World
Deadly clashes broke out in Venezuelan border towns on Saturday, as President Nicolás Maduro blocked humanitarian aid from crossing from Colombia and Brazil.Troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who attempted to collect and transport the supplies.A number of people were shot with live ammunition, human rights groups say. At least two people were killed.The opposition wants the aid to go to people hit by the economic crisis, but Mr Maduro sees it as a security threat.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the attacks on civilians, which he blamed on "Maduro's thugs". "Our deepest sympathies to the families of those who have died due to these criminal acts. We join their demand for justice," he said in ...
US shutdown looms as border talks stall ahead of deadline

US shutdown looms as border talks stall ahead of deadline

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US congressional talks over a border security deal have stalled raising the chances of another government shutdown.Negotiators were hoping for a deal by Monday to give Congress time to pass legislation by Friday, when the federal funding agreement runs out.They remain divided on how many undocumented immigrants can be detained and funding for President Trump's promised border wall with Mexico.The previous shutdown, lasting 35 days, was the longest in US history. Hundreds of thousands of workers were furloughed while others in essential services, such as hospital care, air traffic control and law enforcement, worked without pay.The cost to the US economy was estimated at $ 11bn (£8.5bn).It was ...
Arizona lawmaker pushes porn tax to pay for Trump's border wall

Arizona lawmaker pushes porn tax to pay for Trump's border wall

Finance
An Arizona legislator has proposed a way to fund a border wall: Charge internet users a tax for viewing pornography. Earlier this month, Arizona Republican state senator Gail Griffin proposed HB 2444. The legislation would require manufacturers and distributors of internet-connected devices to block people in the state from viewing adult content — unless those users pay a $ 20 tax. Revenue from the so-called porn tax would go toward building a border wall between Mexico and the Grand Canyon State, according to the text of the bill. President Don...