President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela’s embattled government closed down a maritime border and grounded flights as the opposition party seeks to import foreign aid. People in the country are struggling to get enough food and medicine, but President Nicolas Maduro’s government is trying to stop any aid from getting in.

He says the country doesn’t need it. So, the maritime border with nearby Caribbean islands is blocked, and flights between the islands and western Venezuela have been shut down.

Maduro earlier had barricaded bridges to stop trucks from neighboring countries from delivering aid. Conditions have been so dire in Venezuela that more than 3 million people have fled.