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Venezuelans around the country took to the streets on Tuesday hoping to turn up the heat on beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro and persuade the army to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid blocked behind the Colombian border.

Humanitarian aid sent by the USA recently arrived in the Colombian city of Cucuta at the border with Venezuela, but Maduro has refused to let in the shipments.

The Trump administration has formally backed Maduro's political opposition led by Juan Guaidó, who declared himself interim president last month and called for new democratic elections.

A man holds a banner that reads "Thank you worldwide community" near a warehouse where humanitarian aid for Venezuela is being stored near the Tienditas cross-border bridge between Colombia and Venezuela in Cucuta, Colombia, February 8, 2019.

Venezuelans have faced shortages of basic necessities such as food and medicines as the economy went into meltdown under Maduro's leadership.

He urged his fellow soldiers to help allow humanitarian aid into Venezuela.

Almost three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to force out President Nicolas Maduro, the embattled socialist leader is holding strong and defying predictions of an imminent demise.

The Venezuelan military, which has remained loyal to the government, is now carrying out large-scale drills across the country to bolster its combat readiness for any possible invasion.

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Last week, Lester Toledo, Guaido's representative in the aid mission, suggested it could be moved by masses of people converging on the border to carry the food and medical supplies across.

Opposition supporters take part in a rally to commemorate the Day of the Youth and to protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela February 12, 2019.

Mr Maduro said he would block humanitarian aid into Venezuela as it would justify intervention from the US.

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Juan Carlos Capacho, a councilman from Cucuta, said Venezuela's history is being written, and the outcome depends on what the people of Venezuela do next. What do we want? We do not now have any electoral mechanism that works because everything has been tarnished by fraud.

Venezuela's financial accountability authority announced a probe into Guaido's income, saying he had "allegedly. received money from worldwide and national bodies without any justification". "It's help for many Venezuelans like my son".

But Guaido on Sunday reiterated that he would not negotiate with Maduro - as he believes Maduro would use such talks to buy himself time.

He also rejected a call by European Union countries to hold elections, prompting them to recognize Guaido.

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