Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is due to pay his visit to Brazil on Wednesday to hold a meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as a part of his official tour to several countries in order to ratchet up international pressure on embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
According to Reuters news reports, self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, Guaido was scheduled on a two-day official visit to Brasilia from Bogota, where he had attended a meeting with the United States vice president Mike Pence and the Lima Group over how to resolve the economic and political crisis in Venezuela.
Maria Teresa Belandria, Venezuelan ambassador to Brazil, appointed by Guaido, said, “The interim president of Venezuela will meet on Thursday afternoon with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the Planalto Palace.”
After his meeting at 2 O’clock on Thursday, Guaido will hold a media conference, Maria has said.
Over the weekend, Guaido called for the international community to make all the options clear on the table in order to oust Maduro from power, after Venezuelan security forces supporting Maduro had violently driven back US humanitarian aid trucks at the Venezuelan border along with the Colombian border.
In Brazil, Guaido is also scheduled to meet with the diplomats of other nations that have recognized him as the interim leader of Venezuela, country pending with a new presidential election, the envoy said.
The US special envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, said Washington would impose some fresh sanctions on “high-ranking members of the regime and their financial affairs” this week and next.