Country braced for violence after clashes early on Friday leave two dead and 15 injured

Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, has defied a government travel ban to appear at a star-studded aid concert inside the Colombia border, the day before his supporters plan to challenge the authority of Caracas by trying to ship food and medical donations into the country.

Fears that Saturday’s showdown over aid could escalate into violence were heightened after Venezuelan soldiers on Friday morning opened fire on an indigenous community that tried to stop them reaching the border with Brazil. They killed two people, and injured 15 others.

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