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COLOMBIA: Santos Urges Venezuela To Accept Foreign Humanitarian Aid

(Agencia CMA Latam) - The President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, made a new call to the Venezuelan government to allow international humanitarian aid to alleviate the situation of the Venezuelan people, who "are physically dying of hunger."

Santos made the call in Lima, at the Eighth Summit of the Americas, where he said that in Venezuela "the social and economic crisis is getting worse every day, which paradoxically has served the government to repress the civilian population."

He said that "it is incredible that he [Nicolas Maduro] remains in a state of denial in the face of such an evident crisis, while the whole world is watching with emotion as the Venezuelan people die of hunger."

Santos added that "Colombia is the country that suffers the most with the desperate situation that Venezuelans go through" and "that is why we are most interested in the restoration of democracy, respect for human rights and civility in our sister nation."

Also, Santos reiterated that his administration would not recognize the results of the presidential elections scheduled for Sunday in Venezuela.

by Agencia CMA Latam

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