Rival concerts held as Venezuela power struggle intensifies

Al Jazeera | Tensions heightened on Colombia-Venezuela border as standoff between Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido escalates.

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.

Maira Fernanda Carrera, a Colombian-Venezuelan attending Friday’s concern in Cucuta, said she hasn’t seen her father, who is in Venezuela, in 10 years. 

“It’s not so much about the concert”, she told Al Jazeera, “but more about the world seeing what Venezuelans here at the border go through, searching for food and work.”

Read the full story on Al Jazeera English here.

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