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Rival concerts held as Venezuela power struggle intensifies

Rival concerts held as Venezuela power struggle intensifies
Saturday 23
2:40 2019

Cucuta, Colombia - Rival concerts became the backdrop of the showdown between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido on Friday as the opposition prepared to bring aid across the Venezuela-Colombia border - a move Maduro has vowed to block. Billionaire Richard Branson hosted a "Venezuelan Aid Live" concert on the Tienditas International bridge, which connects Venezuela and Colombia, while Maudro's government kicked off a three-day festival on the other side of the border. Branson said he hopes to raise more than $100m to provide food and medicine for Venezuelans. "I think that if ...

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Aljazeera : Rival concerts held as Venezuela power struggle intensifies

Summary: Tensions heightened on Colombia-Venezuela border as standoff between Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido escalates.

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