"Put yourselves on the side of the constitution, but also on the side of humanity," Mr Guaido said, in a message directed at the military."February 23 will be the day for the humanitarian aid to enter Venezuela, so from today we will have to get organised." Mr Maduro, in an interview with the BBC, said Venezuela was "not a country of famine" and did not need aid.On Venezuela's border with Colombia, smaller opposition protests formed.
Any attempt to engage in a discussion regarding gender equality will fall on deaf ears and will be dismissed as foreign nonsense.
There is a thriving gay scene in Caracas, catered for by a fair selection of gay bars.
An aid convoy supplied by the United States and Colombia arrived in the Colombian border town of Cucuta last week, where it is being held in warehouses.
A Venezuelan opposition envoy has also said that Brazil's government would try to get humanitarian aid to the border.
President Maduro has denounced the aid as a US-orchestrated show to overthrow his socialist government and said it will not be let into the country.
He has demanded instead that Washington lift economic sanctions.
"We want a prosperous Venezuela, as it was before," said Mery Marin, a 25-year-old electrician.
She said most young people from Urena had emigrated to escape the crisis.
If you are lucky, you will find one playing host to a karaoke show featuring drag queens and transsexuals grinding away in enormous spangley stilettos to Madonna classics and “Sobrevivire” – “I Will Survive” in Spanish.
It may seem unusual to find a lively gay scene in such a macho country, and although the word “marico” (queer) is a common insult among men and even women, the attitude of straight Venezuelans to homosexuality is typically one of slight amusement or bemused indifference, rather than the jeering ridicule you may expect.
They expect them to periodically leave them at home and go out drinking all night with their mates, wind up at a brothel, and come home in a mess the next day.