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Francis Rooney believes Venezuela is reaching a ‘tipping point’

Florida Republican Rep. Francis Rooney says the U.S. needs to continue backing Brazil and Colombia’s efforts to provide foreign aid to Venezuela.   But now we see some else:   63 Venezuelan troops DEFECT to opposition, two KILLED in clashes at Colombian border Things are heating up again in Venezuela as Maduro tries to block people from getting food and other supplies because it might weaken him politically. It’s being reported that a few troops defected to the opposition: At least five Venezuelan troops have abandoned their posts at the country’s border with Colombia as confrontations with protesters over incoming humanitarian aid grow more violent by the day. The soldiers abandoned their watch on Saturday near the Simon Bolivar International Bridge at the Venezuela-Colombian border and reportedly requested assistance from Colombian immigration officials. In nearby Urena, the Venezuelan National Guard fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters attempting to cross t