As Venezuela’s deadly crisis sinks to new lows, American officials have warned the country’s embattled leader his days are numbered.
Two people died in clashes over the weekend between civilians and troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, who blocked humanitarian trucks from delivering aid to the country.
Particularly shocking was this photo tweeted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo:
The image shows civilians clashing with Mr Maduro’s troops as trucks filled with food and supplies are brought to a halt and set on fire.
The incident took place on the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge between Cucuta in Colombia and Urena.
Mr Pompeo reaffirmed the US condemned the civilian attacks “perpetrated by Maduro’s thugs”, deeming the Venezuelan president a “sick tyrant”.
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