Brazil’s Bolsonaro Backs Venezuela Uprising, Says Country ‘Enslaved By Dictator’ | 4/27/2019 | Staff
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s right-wing government threw its support behind Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido’s push to oust the “Maduro dictatorship” with street demonstrations on Tuesday, and called on other nations to do the same.

President Jair Bolsonaro wrote on his official Twitter account that the people of Venezuela are “enslaved by a dictator” and that he supports “freedom for our sister nation to finally become a true democracy.”

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His security adviser, retired general Augusto Heleno, said he was shocked by images of armored cars of Venezuela’s National Guard apparently running over protesters.

But he said the situation was not clear, Guaido’s support among the military appeared to be “weak” and it was uncertain whether military officers were abandoning leftist President Nicholas Maduro.

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Guaido, who is recognized by Brazil, the United States and dozens of other Western nations as the country’s interim leader, called anew...
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