Stephen Gibbs, Caracas | TheTimes
Juan Guaidó is mobbed by supporters at a rally in Caracas at the weekend. He appealed again to the army to abandon President Maduro, saying it was time to “get on the side of the Venezuelan people”
President Maduro has been told to “get out of the way” by the United States government as it puts in place a plan to send hundreds of tonnes of aid directly to the administration of the opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
Food, medicine and medical supplies are being stockpiled by the emergency agency USAid and are expected to be delivered in the coming weeks to distribution points on Venezuela’s borders with Brazil and Colombia, and in the Dutch protectorates of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao in the Caribbean.
John Bolton, the US national security adviser, said on Twitter: “Answering the call of President Guaidó, the US is mobilising & transporting humanitarian aid for the people of Venezuela. It’s time for Maduro to get out of the way.”