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Venezuela's closes maritime border with Dutch Antilles - navy

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PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities have closed the maritime border with the Dutch Antilles, a regional navy chief told Reuters on Tuesday, preventing boats and aircraft from arriving from the islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire.

Vice Admiral Quintero Martinez did not give a reason for the closure, though Venezuela's opposition have said they plan to bring humanitarian aid into the country from Curacao on Saturday, which President Nicolas Maduro's government has pledged to block.

(Reporting by Mircely Guanipa; Writing by Angus Berwick)

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