Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said the government was considering closing the border with Colombia [Marcelo Garcia/AFP]

President Nicolas Maduro said Venezuela would shut its border with Brazil on Thursday “until further notice” amid a tense standoff with US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido over allowing in humanitarian aid.

Maduro said he was also considering a “total closure of the border with Colombia” where he has already ordered the military to barricade a major border

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