Brazil announces recognition of Venezuelan opposition leader as rightful president

Brazil announces recognition of Venezuelan opposition leader as rightful president
Opposition leader Juan Guaido of Venezuela (with microphone) appeals to the people for national protests, Maduro's ouster in Jan 2019. VPI video, YouTube

[Ed. – It’s no wonder Jair Bolsonaro has the left’s knickers in such a twist. Brazil is Venezuela’s biggest, most powerful neighbor, and that’s quite a take-no-prisoners official announcement. The U.S. agrees that socialist darling Nicolas Maduro cooked the recent election and that his resumption of office is bogus.  But the Trump administration has made no move to offer formal recognition of the opposition leader, Juan Guaido (who now leads the Venezuelan Congress).  Meanwhile, the congress is calling for national protests and the ouster of Maduro in favor of Guaido. Could be some interesting days coming south of the Darien Gap.]

Brazil’s government on Saturday issued a statement saying it recognized Venezuela’s Congressional leader, who opposes President Nicolas Maduro, as the rightful president of Venezuela. …

Juan Guaido, the head of Venezuela’s opposition-led Congress, said this week he was prepared to assume the country’s presidency on an interim basis and call elections.

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