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Brazil to open aid storage centre for Venezuela: Guaido envoys

AFP  |  Brasilia 

has agreed to store tons of humanitarian aid at a centre near the border with Venezuela, envoys sent by said Monday after meetings with Brazilian officials.

The centre, to be set up in state, would be the second on the Venezuelan border after one in Cucuta, Colombia, said Lester Toledo, the of Guaido's aid distribution team.

Guaido, who proclaimed himself Venezuela's last month, is in a test of wills with the and government of Nicolas Maduro, which has blocked the aid from entering the country.

Guaido's to Brazil, Maria Teresa Belandria, said she had received assurances from Brazilian over the new aid centre.

Toledo said "in coming days we will visit the state of to see where this storage center will be and from next week we will organize the arrival of this humanitarian aid."

Several tons of medicine, and basic items have been stocked since Thursday in Cucuta, close to the border crossing point of Tienditas which Venezuelan soldiers have blocked with freight containers.

Maduro denies that any "humanitarian crisis" exists in his country, attributing severe lack of and products to US sanctions.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 23:25 IST