During his campaign, Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, attacked the Venezuelan dictatorship and promised the Venezuelan people to help remove it from power.
As is well known by the general public. Venezuela is going through a serious economic crisis as a result of the socialist policies implemented by the late President Hugo Chavez and continued later by the current dictator Nicolas Maduro.
He has led to the migration of more than 6 million people in less than 4 years.
This departure of Venezuelans from their country is becoming a serious problem for South American , especially in countries like Colombia where the number of Venezuelans could already exceed 3.5 million.
This is why several leaders in the region have tried to put an end to the dictatorship; in this trend it was recently known that a senior Brazilian government official who was consulted by a Bloomberg reporter, the possibility of withdrawing all diplomatic personnel in Caracas.
All this as part of a series of pressures that the South American giant will start to implement to pressure the exit of Nicolas Maduro.
According to the high official, in less than two months all Brazilian diplomatic personnel residing in Caracas will be withdrawn.
The ultra-right-wing Brazilian president, who during the campaign was the protagonist for his controversial statements, is an unconditional ally of the Trump administration.
And as part of the work of several countries in the region such as the group of Lima, to which Brazil belongs as a consequence Bolsonaro has recognized Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela. For this he granted the Guaido envoy in Brasilia the status of full ambassador.
For many, the U.S. government’s attempt to remove the Venezuelan dictator from power has not been entirely effective despite countless economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation. The Venezuelan dictator remains in power, in part thanks to the support of the military who continue to be loyal to the socialist dictator.
For more radical sectors of the Venezuelan opposition, they have been emphatic in saying that the only way to remove the dictatorship from power is through the use of force by a U.S.-led coalition.
The U.S. government has important allies in the region such as the right-wing government of Colombia and the government of Brazil, which together with a group of allied countries tried last year to create a counter-mature rebellion, which did not have the desired objective as part of the military’s refusal to join it.
Another aspect that has strengthened the mature in power is the support of governments such as the Russian, Chinese and Cuban governments, which have provided arms, economic and intelligence resources; that have led to the nurturing of paramilitary groups in charge of deciphering any coup and torturing those who promote it.
While it is true that the government of Bolsonaro seeks to close diplomatic relations with the government of Maduro, these do not seek to create a definitive cut-off since the government of Brazil would need to have a minimum presence of its personnel in the country in order to deal with comforting aspects of the nationals.
Many right-wing critics have criticized him for not wanting to permanently expel from the country diplomats who are loyal to the regime and whose diplomatic permits have expired.
But according to the source consulted by Boomerang, this move seeks a reciprocal action from the government of Maduro, when it decides to withdraw the personnel from Venezuela, thus being able to expel from Brazil the personnel that serves the Chavista regime.
It is worth mentioning that many of the diplomats who serve the Maduro regime have problems claiming their salaries in Brazil as part of the sanctions imposed by the U.S. government.
The governments of the United States and Colombia have been more decisive in their response to the dictator by closing their respective embassies in Caracas, expelling from their territories for good diplomats and accepting as official ambassadors those sent by interim president Juan Guaido.
On the other hand, despite the fact that most European countries accepted Guido as president of Venezuela, many of them still have diplomatic staff in the service of Maduro and maintain a partial presence of their diplomatic staff in Caracas.