Dueling rallies in Venezuela as humanitarian crisis heightens

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A supporter of Venezuelan opposition leader and self declared acting president Juan Guaido listens to his speech from the window of a building, during a rally to press the military to let in US humanitarian aid, in eastern Caracas on February 12, 2019. – The tug of war between the government and opposition is centred on whether humanitarian aid will be allowed into the economically crippled country, which suffers shortages of food, medicine and other basics. (Photo by Yuri CORTEZ / AFP)

Dueling rallies in the divided nation of Venezuela.

Tens of thousands of people marched in the streets of Caracas – for and against President Nicolas Maduro, who’s refusing to let humanitarian aid into the country.

He said it’s part of a U.S. coup attempt, aimed at exploiting Venezuela’s vast oil resources.

Opposition leader Juan Guaido says withholding the aid is a crime against humanity.

CGTN’s Juan Carlos Lamas reports from Caracas.