February 26, 2024

Maduro Defends Creation of Latino Bloc in Conversation with Lula – News

Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, said he has spoken with at least three leftist presidents, including Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT)about the eventual formation of a political bloc of Latin countries.

“I was talking about this with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the phone that day. I spoke personally with President Gustavo Petro and I spoke with President Alberto Fernandez. A new moment is coming, a special moment, to unite efforts and paths from the people of Latin America and the Caribbean to advance in the formation of a bloc powerful political forces.

In the Venezuelan president’s view, the political bloc will build “new poles of power”, in a supposed alliance with China and Russia, which Maduro has called “older brothers”.

This is a community with a shared future, which our elder brother, President Xi Jinping, is talking about. Or that multipolar, multicentric world that our older brother, President Vladimir Putin, is talking about. And Venezuela is at the forefront of the fight to build this world.”

These statements were made by the dictator during a speech he delivered in the National Assembly, Thursday (12). the This body is under the control of the Maduro regime, as are the executive and judicial branches.

The report called Planalto Palace and awaits return. The space is open for expression.

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The Venezuelan is close to Lula and was invited to the inauguration of the Labor Party on January 1, But he did not attend the event. In principle, there was a decree in force, edited by former President Jair Bolsonaro (PL), which prohibited entry into the country for “high-ranking officials of the Venezuelan regime”.

This measure dates back to 2019 and was signed by then-ministers Sergio Moro (Justice and Public Security) and Ernesto Araujo (Foreign Affairs). The justification is that the actions of the current Venezuelan regime “contradict the principles and objectives of the federal constitution, and attack democracy, human dignity, and the spread of human rights.”

But at the end of the year, the decree that allowed Maduro to enter Brazil was revoked. However, the dictator did not attend the event and He sent a representative in his place – the President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Jorge Rodriguez.