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Gideon Long in Cúcuta, Colombia

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and international allies have called for tough intervention in Venezuela following deadly clashes during failed attempts to take humanitarian aid into the country.

In a tweet on Saturday night Mr Guaidó said the violence on the country’s borders had forced him “to make a decision: to formally propose to the international community that we must have all options open to achieve the liberation of this country”.

At least two people were killed and about 300 injured in Saturday’s clashes after a US-backed attempt to take aid into Venezuela.