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Venezuela crisis

Arelys Pulido holds her two-month-old daughter Zuleidys Antonella Primera after she had her feet prints taken for her birth certificate at the Erazmo Meoz hospital in Cucuta, on Colombia's border with Venezuela. Colombia's government grants newborns like Zuleidys Antonella Primera, born of illegal Venezuelan migrants, full health care during the first year of life and allows them to enroll in school, but experts on statelessness fear that if Venezuela's crisis drags on for years, they could approach adulthood without key rights such as the ability to travel legally, buy property or get married.

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A journalist sticks out her tongue after having to crawl between legs to successfully deliver a microphone to a colleague, during a rally led by opposition leader Juan Guaidó, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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An opponent of the Nicolas Maduro government, his mouth covered with strands representing the national colors of Venezuela, waits for the arrival of opposition leader Juan Guaidó to lead a rally in Caracas, Venezuela. Guaidó has called for nationwide marches protesting the Maduro government, demanding new elections and the release of jailed opposition lawmakers.

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A man prepares to throw a handful of dirt into a bucket after scooping it from the bottom of the polluted Guaire River, which runs through Caracas, Venezuela. Thousands of people, called “Garimpeiros,” look for scraps of copper, gold or silver carried by the river, that they can sell to make a living in this South American country that is in the midst of a severe economic and political crisis.

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Transportation union members hold a brief work stoppage to protest the government of President Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver, as they carry a sign that reads in Spanish "Transportation united for Venezuela," in the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. Despite intense international pressure, Maduro has maintained the support of the bulk of Venezuela's military, which did not heed opposition leader Juan Guaidó's appeal for an uprising on April 30.

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Anti-government protesters hold a candle light vigil for a victim killed during protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Anti-government protesters, one carrying a homemade mortar, take cover as security forces fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Venezuelans rally with flags and banners during a protest in Madrid, Spain. Opposition leader Juan Guaido is calling for Venezuelans to fill streets around Venezuela to demand President Nicolas Maduro's ouster.

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A supporter of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds a poster of Maduro during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Opposition leader Juan Guaido shows gratitude to supporters during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela. Guaido called for Venezuelans to fill streets around the country to demand President Nicolas Maduro's ouster.

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Venezuelans rally in front of their national flag during a protest in Madrid, Spain. Opposition leader Juan Guaido is calling for Venezuelans to fill streets around Venezuela to demand President Nicolas Maduro's ouster. Maduro is also calling for his supporters to rally. Main banners read 'Elections, Democracy, Justice, Venezuela free and fair, Maduro is destroying Venezuela, Maduro dictator, Social peachier in Venezuela'.

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Fireworks launched by opponents of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro land near Bolivarian National Guard armored vehicles loyal to Maduro, during an attempted military uprising in Caracas, Venezuela.

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An opponent to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro carrying a Venezuelan flag covers his face amid tear gas fired by soldiers loyal to Maduro during an attempted military uprising to oust Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez took to the streets with a small contingent of armed troops in a call for the military to rise up and oust Maduro.

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Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido rally in New York's Union Square.

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Backers of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro parade an inflatable of the late President Hugo Chavez during a march to back the socialist leader government in Caracas, Venezuela. Rival political factions are taking the streets across Venezuela in a mounting struggle for control of the crisis-wracked nation recently hit by crippling blackouts.

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, and his wife Cilia Flores, wave to supporters gathering at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Rival political factions are taking the streets across Venezuela in a mounting struggle for control of the crisis-wracked nation recently hit by crippling blackouts.

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Maria Rojas, 57, fills a container with water from a street tap alongside a highway, in Caracas, Venezuela. Since a massive power failure struck March 7, the nation has experienced near-daily blackouts and a breakdown in critical services such as running water and public transportation.

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A supporter of Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, with a message on his torso that reads in Spanish: "Venezuela with Guaido," attends an opposition rally a rally in Carrizal, Miranda State, Venezuela.

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Her face painted in the colors of the national flag, a supporter of opposition leader Juan Guaido, Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president, waits for his arrival in Los Teques, Miranda State, Venezuela.

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A supporter of Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido is stopped as she tries to get near him during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela. The Venezuelan government said it has barred Guaido from holding public office for 15 years, though the National Assembly leader brushed off the measure and said it would not derail his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

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Supporters cheer for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, at a rally in Valencia, Venezuela. Large crowds gathered in the northern Venezuelan city to greet Guaido, who plans to tour the country as part of his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

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Children cross a makeshift bridge in the Tachira River, from Venezuela into Colombia, near the Simon Bolivar International bridge which Venezuelan authorities only open to students and the sick in Cucuta, Colombia on the border with Venezuela.

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People cross the Tachira River into Colombia near the Simon Bolivar International bridge, which Venezuelan authorities only open to students and the sick, in Cucuta, Colombia on the border with Venezuela. People crossing the river are using makeshift bridges as the water level grows with the approaching rainy season.

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National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, leaps on to a vehicle to speak to supporters as he visits different points of anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela.

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National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, speaks to supporters as he visits different points of anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela. Guaido has declared himself interim president and demands new elections, arguing that President Nicolas Maduro's re-election last year was invalid.

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People collect water falling from a leaking pipeline along the banks of the Guaire River during rolling blackouts, which affects access to running water in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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A little girl stands inside a plastic barrel while her family waits to collect water from an open pipe above the Guaire River, during rolling blackouts which affect the water pumps in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, adjusts his blazer as he arrives to lead a session of the opposition-controlled assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. The U.S.-backed leader of the National Assembly has blamed the blackouts that began on alleged government corruption and mismanagement.

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People push a car without fuel to one of the few gas stations that has its own electric generator during an electricity blackout in Caracas, Venezuela. Power and communications outages continue to hit Venezuela, intensifying the hardship of a country paralyzed by economic and political crisis and heightening tension between the bitterly divided factions which accuse each other of being responsible for the collapse of the power grid.

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A man collects water in Avila National Park during rolling blackouts, which affects the water pumps in people's homes and apartment buildings, in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelans reached new levels of desperation as the country’s worst blackouts took their toll, gathering in larger numbers than usual at springs in the mountains of Caracas to collect water and scrounging for scarce cash to pay for food in the few shops that were open.

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A volunteer gives a Venezuelan student a piggyback ride across the Tachira River into Colombia from Venezuela, near the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge which services Cucuta, Colombia, and has been closed by Venezuelan authorities. Many Venezuelan parents send children across the busy border, believing they will get a better education there.

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Venezuelan Congress President Juan Guaido greets the crowd after Ash Wednesday Mass celebrations in Caracas, Venezuela. The U.S. and more than 50 governments recognize Guaido as interim president, saying President Nicolas Maduro wasn't legitimately re-elected last year because opposition candidates weren't permitted to run.

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Venezuelans cross illegally into Colombia near the Simon Bolivar International Bridge, which Venezuelan authorities continue to keep closed, in La Parada near Cucuta. Last weekend, opposition leader Juan Guaido coordinated a failed effort to bring aid from Colombia and Brazil into Venezuela, where security forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro blocked the supplies at its border bridges, with Maduro describing Guaido's gambit as part of a U.S.-backed plot to overthrow him.

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Anti-government protesters listen to a speech by Venezuelan Congress President Juan Guaido, an opposition leader who declared himself interim president, during a rally demanding the resignation of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Venezuelan Congress President Juan Guaido, an opposition leader who declared himself interim president, waves from the scaffolding after speaking at a rally demanding the resignation of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. The United States and about 50 other countries recognize Guaido as the rightful president of Venezuela, while Maduro says he is the target of a U.S.-backed coup plot.

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Youths play soccer at Camuri Chico beach in Vargas state, Venezuela. It’s carnival season in Venezuela, though many citizens are not in a mood to party, as the country is gripped by a political crisis that pits leader Nicolas Maduro against Juan Guaido, the opposition chief who was in Paraguay as part of a campaign to build international pressure on his rival to quit.

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Members of the Security Council vote on a resolution concerning Venezuela during a meeting at U.N. headquarters.

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A man carries a set of used tires into Venezuela, through a blind spot on the border near the Simon Bolivar International Bridge in La Parada, Colombia. The tires were bought in Cucuta, Colombia and carried across the border into Venezuela.

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Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard officers mill around several of the trucks that where torched last Saturday, after a confrontation with opposition demonstrators at the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge, in Ureña, Venezuela. Over the weekend, security forces on the borders with Colombia and Brazil fired tear gas and buckshot on activists waving Venezuelan flags while escorting trucks with emergency medical and food kits. Four people were killed and at least 300 wounded, although only a few were hospitalized.

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A girl who studies in Cucuta, Colombia, points to the Francisco de Paula Santander international bridge, closed by the Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard, in Urena, Venezuela. Venezuelan children, who attend school on the Colombian side of the border, have been blocked from class after the border between both countries was closed indefinitely by the Venezuelan government.

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Venezuelan youth protest in front of a barricade demanding the National Guard reopen the border crossing in Urena, Venezuela, on the border with Colombia.

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Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, Colombia's President Ivan Duque and Vice President Mike Pence, pose for a photo after a meeting of the Lima Group concerning Venezuela at the Foreign Ministry in Bogota, Colombia. Pence's appearance before the Lima Group comes two days after a U.S.-backed effort to deliver humanitarian across the border from Colombia ended in violence.

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A man returns a tear gas canister to Venezuelan National Guards in the border area that separates Pacaraima, Brazil, from Santa Elena de Uairen, Venezuela during a confrontation over aid shipments for Venezuela after its government closed its borders. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is blocking aid shipments organized by the opposition that are meant to undermine his rule.

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Masked anti-government protesters gather a few blocks from the border bridge in Urena, Venezuela on the border with Colombia where Venezuelan soldiers continue to block humanitarian aid from entering. A U.S.-backed drive to deliver foreign aid to Venezuela on Saturday met strong resistance as troops loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blocked the convoys at the border and fired tear gas on protesters.

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Concert goers unfurl their Venezuelan flags during the Venezuela Aid Live concert on the Colombian side of the Tienditas International Bridge near Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela.

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Venezuelan singer Carlos Baute, left, gets ready to embrace Venezuela Aid Live concert organizer Sir Richard Branson, prior to the start of the concert on the Colombian side of the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored.

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Government supporters flash heart-hand signals during the "Hands off Venezuela" concert at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela on the border with Colombia.

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A government supporter waves a Venezuelan national flag as people begin to arrive for the first day of the "Hands off Venezuela" three-day music festival at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela on the border with Colombia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored.

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USAID humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela is displayed for the media at a warehouse next to the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela.

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Journalists and members of Colombia's government tour a warehouse where USAID humanitarian aid is stored near the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela.

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A government employee records stored humanitarian aid at a warehouse near the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela. The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation.

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National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, stands next to his wife Fabiana Rosales, left, as he holds his daughter Miranda in a church in Caracas, Venezuela.

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In this photo, Venezuelan migrant Edixon Infante shows a handicraft made in with devalued Venezuelan currency, in Cucuta, Colombia.

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Venezuelan Bolivarian Army soldiers stand guard at the Tienditas International Bridge that links Colombia and Venezuela, near Urena, Venezuela. As humanitarian aid kits were being packed into individual white bags in the city of Cucuta, just across the river from Venezuela, U.S. officials and Venezuelan opposition leaders appealed to the military to the let the aid through.

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Venezuelans return to their country through the San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela crossing, after shopping in Cucuta, Colombia.

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro touches his forehead during a press conference at Miraflore's Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Brazilian demonstrators gather outside the Venezuelan consulate in support of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. U.S. humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela was being prepared at a warehouse on the Colombia-Venezuela border as opposition leader Juan Guaido assured his desperate countrymen that supplies would reach them despite objections from embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuela's self proclaimed president Juan Guaido, center, gives the thumbs up as he arrives for a meet with university students at the Central University of Venezuela, in Caracas, Venezuela. Guaido declared himself interim president in Venezuela, a move recognized by several dozen countries, but President Nicolas Maduro is refusing to relinquish power.

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Venezuelans return to their country through the San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela crossing, after shopping in Cucuta, Colombia. As humanitarian aid kits were being packed into individual white bags in the city of Cucuta, just across the river from Venezuela, U.S. officials and Venezuelan opposition leaders appealed to the military to the let the aid through.

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