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Montevideo, May 25th 2019 - 13:10 UTC

Brazil rules out any military intervention of Venezuela: US will not be allowed to use Brazilian territory

Tuesday, February 26th 2019 - 10:50 UTC
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“Nobody is betting on a military solution,” vice-president Mourao, a retired general, told reporters in Bogota during a meeting of the Lima Group “Nobody is betting on a military solution,” vice-president Mourao, a retired general, told reporters in Bogota during a meeting of the Lima Group

Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Monday that under no circumstances would his country allow the United States to intervene militarily in Venezuela from Brazilian territory.

“Nobody is betting on a military solution,” Mourao, a retired general, told reporters in Bogota during a meeting of the Lima Group, a bloc of nations from Argentina to Canada dedicated to peaceful resolution of the Venezuelan crisis.

The Lima Group would not back an invasion by the United States, Mourao said, and will continue stepping up diplomatic, political and economic pressure on what he called the “regime” of Venezuelan leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Brazil, like many Western governments, has recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate leader.

Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo said cracks already are appearing in Maduro's support among the Venezuelan armed forces, with some 100 desertions during the weekend when the military blocked the entry of humanitarian aid at the borders with Colombia and Brazil. At least four people were killed in shooting.

The Venezuelan Army was not involved in the repression, a sign it was not prepared to shoot at its people, said Araujo, who was speaking alongside Mourao. Repression was in the hands of “colectiovs” thugs armed by the Maduro regime.

According to Mourao, China is rethinking its support for Maduro because it has realized his government will never pay back Chinese loans.

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  • DemonTree

    Good for Brazil. So they do have some backbone. I suspect Colombia might be more accommodating, however.

    Mar 04th, 2019 - 01:40 pm 0
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    @DemonTree

    REF: Good for Brazil

    Of course!

    REF: “military intervention”: They are a Pathetic Failure even while intervening in the favelas. So imagine the extent of their “Int'l. Miserable Military Intervention”!

    Besides, as they are “kept very happy” without any need for lifting aven a finger; so WHY BOTHER TO FIGHT?

    REF: “Brazil rules out”: Of course, they WILL - They are just showing their honesty in admitting that they are afraid of an annihilation at the hands of a weak enemy!

    Mar 07th, 2019 - 05:35 pm 0
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