This Friday morning, Senator Nelsinho Trad, president of the Foreign Relations and Defense Committee (CRED) of the Brazilian Senate received the visit of the Minister Counselor of the Venezuelan Embassy in Brazil, Tomás Silva. The meeting, which took place in person, served to update Senator Trad on the situation in Venezuela and the steps being taken by the interim government of President Juan Guaidó in the face of the fraudulent call for elections by Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
During the meeting, the recent declarations of President (e) Guaidó on the occasion of the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations were also commented, in which the president requested the international community to accompany the legitimate government in its task of protecting the Venezuelan people from the atrocities committed daily by Nicolás Maduro’s regime, and which were reflected in the recent report presented by the UN Independent Fact-Finding Mission, where it was demonstrated Maduro’s responsibility and that of other high ranking officials of the regime for crimes against humanity .
Meeting with Roraima State Senator
Minister Silva also met this week with the senator for the state of Roraima (which borders Venezuela), Chico Rodrigues, who is a full member of the CRED. The illegal trafficking of gold in the region and the current situation of the border, which remains closed to foreigners coming from Venezuela, were the topics discussed.
Roraima is the state with the largest number of Venezuelan migrants in Brazil, who are served by Operation Welcome installed on the border since 2018 during the government of President Michel Temer.