Venezuela border tensions will test Jair Bolsonaro’s diplomacy

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Brazil- Venezuela border

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has closed his country’s border with Brazil in an effort to prevent opposition-sponsored humanitarian aid from reaching Venezuela. The Brazilian government, however, has decided not to pull the plug on its plan to get food and medicine across the border. An Air Force plane is taking 22.8 tons of powdered milk and 500 first-aid kits to the city of Boa Vista, in northern Brazil. But in order to get the aid, Venezuelans will have to enter Brazil, pick up the goods, and try to cross the border again.

The standoff comes as...

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