The Venezuelan opponent Juan Guaidowhom more than 50 countries recognized as interim president from 2019 to 2022, said Monday that the president of Brazil, Luis Inácio Lula da Silvaattacks him for “whiten” the record of the ruler of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduroagainst human rights.
Guaidó added on Twitter that “denialist attitudes of heads of state are an endorsement for individuals like Maduro to continue acting with impunity”.
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From the US where he traveled last month from Bogotaafter the Colombian government did not allow him to stay in that country, Guaidó thus reacted to some comments made by Lula about his interim Presidency, which he assumed as president of the National Assembly as a result of many countries not recognizing the legitimacy of the 2019 elections, won by Maduro.
The Brazilian president said this Monday in Brasilia together with Maduro, who traveled to Brazil for a South American summit, which was “absurd” that democratic countries in Europe and America recognize the opponent Juan Guaido as legitimate president of Venezuela.
“Lula attacks me to avoid the obvious; he whitens and endorses who is marked by torture the opposition, terrorism and drug trafficking and for creating the largest displacement crisis on the continent”, he wrote on Twitter.
The opposition leader wondered if apart from the attacks on his person, “will talk about elections and human rights (human rights) with Maduro”.
“The president of Brazil @lulaofical, due to ideological and economic ties, revictimizes the Venezuelan people by denying the dictatorial character of Maduro. He forgets the murdered, the victims, the destruction of the Amazon and the millions of migrants”, he stressed.
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As Lula said in Caracascame to “fight” with European social democratic leaders and with politicians from USA and of the Latin American countries for the recognition of Guaidó.
“He told the Europeans that he did not understand that a continent that exercised democracy as fully as Europe could support the idea that the impostor (Guaidó) was the presidentLula stressed.
The Brazilian president, who received Maduro at the presidential palace in planalto On the eve of the South American summit convened for this Tuesday, he stressed that there still continues to be “prejudices” against Venezuela, which he promised to overcome by promoting “full integrationbetween both countries.
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