Opposition leader Juan Guaidó defied a travel ban ahead of Saturday’s effort to bring his country humanitarian aid, running the risk of embattled President Nicolás Maduro's government blocking him from re-entry or arresting him upon return.
Earlier Friday, Venezuelan troops opened fire on a group of civilians trying to keep the Brazilian border for aid deliveries, killing two and wounding at least 12 others.
Under the long-expected mandate, which opponents vow to challenge in court, groups that provide abortions or abortion referrals are barred from participating in a $286 million federal family planning program.
Lt. Christopher P. Hasson, a self-identified white nationalist, is accused of plotting to attack Democratic politicians and journalists. President Trump said his own rhetoric is not to blame. “I think my language is very nice,” Trump said.