By James Blears
Presidents Ivan Duque, Sebastian Pineda, Mario Abdo and self declared Interim President Juan Guaido of Colombia, Chile, Paraguay and Venezuela attended the Concert on the outskirts of Cucuta City in Colombia.
Billionaire organizer Sir Richard Branson, who hopes to raise millions from it, described this as a magical day saying, we want to build bridges of hope for the Venezuelan people. The nearby Tienditas Bridge is guarded by crack Venezuelan troops who have orders to halt people crossing with food and medicines.
About four hundred meters away in Urena on the Venezuelan side, preparations are afoot, to stage a belated three day rival concert, called Hands off Venezuela. Now the music has ceased, the real and bold challenge this Saturday morning, will be if troops indeed step in to block the aid process....or let it pass. Make or break time!
Near to the Venezuelan Border with Brazil, a man and wife trying to prevent the blockade there, have been shot dead by troops. Confusion deteriorating into deadly violence.