Brazil’ President Bolsonaro to visit White House on March 19, hold ‘Venezuela’s crisis-condition’ discussions with US President Trump

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro will pay a visit to the White House on March 19 as well is expected to hold discussion subjected to the situation in Venezuela, facing a political and economic crisis, with the United States President Donald Trump, according to a statement issued by the White House.

According to Reuters news reports, Bolsonaro, a far-right ex-army captain, openly admires the US president. During a telephonic conversation with Trump, after Bolsonaro’s victory in October’s presidential elections, they spoke about “a strong commitment to work side by side” over the issues affecting the nations.

Moreover, before taking the office in January, the Brazilian president had vowed to oppose the government of Venezuela, where millions of people flee due to an economic crisis, many to Brazil through crossing borders.

Since then, Bolsonaro has stepped out to ramp up international pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and also criticised him and has recognized Juan Guaido, self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, as Guaido among the leaders of the OPEC member nation.

Also, the United States has recognized Guaido as president and called on its allies to do the same. Washington has increased sanctions against Venezuela in a bid to oust Maduro.

However, China and Russia offered its support to embattled Venezuelan president Maduro.

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