President Nicolas Maduro

It’s as if Venezuela is trying to close itself off from the world. President Nicolas Maduro said he will close Venezuela’s border with Brazil in a bid to stop foreign aid deliveries. He’s also thinking about closing the border with Colombia.

That would seal off most of his country’s inland territory. And Venezuela has already closed maritime borders and blocked flights to and from nearby Caribbean islands.

Venezuela’s opposition party has called for foreign aid to deal with a long-term economic crisis that’s left people scrambling to find enough food and medicine and forced 3 million residents to flee the country.