The standoff for humanitarian aid for Venezuela turned deadly Friday when a woman of an indigenous group was killed and another dozen injured after clashes with security forces at a border town with Brazil.
Venezuelan troops killed at least one person and wounded several others on Friday near the Brazilian border, witnesses said, the first bloodshed linked to opposition efforts to bring aid into the South American country against the wishes of embattled President Nicolas Maduro.
At least one civilian was killed and several were injured in the southern Venezuelan town of Kumarakapay near the border with Brazil after troops opened fire there, indigenous community leaders and victims' relatives told Reuters.
Several indigenous Venezuelans suffered gunshot wounds early on Friday after confronting government security forces in an area close to the Brazilian border, doctors and relatives told a Reuters witness at the medical center where they were being treated.
Trucks driven by supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido nearly rammed into a blockade by security forces still loyal to embattled president Nicolas Maduro in an attempt to reach aid in Colombia.
China is lobbying hard to thwart scrutiny of its mass detention camps for Muslim Uighurs in the Xinjiang region at the U.N. Human Rights Council's main annual session opening on Monday, diplomats and activists said.
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