Brazil sees point of no return in Venezuela

Brazil borders Venezuela to the south and recognizes Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate president.

30 April 2019 | 22:37

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 30 April 2019 | 22:37

An opponent to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro carrying a Venezuelan flag covers his face amid tear gas fired by soldiers loyal to Maduro during an attempted military uprising in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo)

CARACAS, Venezuela: Brazil’s vice president said that the situation in Venezuela has reached a point of no return.

Former Gen. Hamilton Mourão said Tuesday that either opposition leaders Juan Guaidó and Leopoldo López would “be prisoners” or President Nicolas Maduro “would be leaving.”

Mourão said, “There is no other way out of this.”

Guaidó on Tuesday called for a military uprising, setting off clashes between demonstrators and security forces.

Brazil borders Venezuela to the south and recognizes Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate president.

President Jair Bolsonaro convened a meeting of top ministers Tuesday to discuss the situation in Venezuela.

In recent years, tens of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed into Brazil seeking food, shelter and medicine.

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