EU chief diplomat calls for Venezuela elections
10 February 2019 | 9:00 am
EU foreign policy head Federica Mogherini said at a summit in Uruguay that Venezuela must let the people determine its future. While aid has arrived on the border to Venezuela, Maduro has vowed to block its delivery.
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