On Friday various social organizations and political representatives of the left in Brazil rejected the visit of the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to the city of Boa Vista (capital of the border state of Roraima) as part of his South America tour.
Pompeo’s journey takes place in the context of new US threats against Venezuela and the government of President Nicolás Maduro.
Senator Telmário Mota criticized Pompeo’s visit to Roraima on his Twitter account, considering that the meeting with the government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro represents an invasion of the South American country by the US, and a conspiracy against Venezuela.
Brasilia | Protesta de representantes de diversos movimientos sociales brasileños frente al predio de la cancillería para repudiar la visita de Mike Pompeo a la frontera brasileña con Venezuela. @teleSURtv pic.twitter.com/nWYCRAE8tQ
— Nacho Lemus (@LemusteleSUR) September 18, 2020
“Mike Pompeo is not welcome. I will not sit with him. It’s a doubly degrading matter for Roraima, as a platform for the Trump campaign and as an instrument of imperialist provocation against a brother people, with whom we have had peaceful economic, social and cultural relations for centuries,” Mota said on his Twitter account.
Em mais uma demonstração da postura subalterna do governo Bolsonaro aos EUA, o chanceler do Brasil acompanhará Mike Pompeo para fazer uma inspeção na fronteira entre o BR e a Venezuela. Este ato provocativo aos venezuelanos evidencia o complexo de vira-latas de Bolsonaro. pic.twitter.com/SIIMHxXvk3
— Paulo Pimenta (@DeputadoFederal) September 17, 2020
For his part, federal deputy Glauber Braga said through his social networks: “This is an illegitimate attempt to put pressure on Venezuela. They are looking for oil, natural wealth, the largest fuel reserve in the world and we cannot accept that Brazilian territory is used for that, even for a possible escalation of the war.”
Brazil- Social movements and political parties protest Mike Pompeo's visit to the city of Boa Vista, a region bordering Venezuela
— Nathália Urban (@UrbanNathalia) September 18, 2020
In an open letter, the Workers’ Party (PT) expressed its concern about the provocation and harassment by the United States against Venezuela, when trying to rebuild the stage for a possible military intervention.
“Bolsonaro and his government demonstrate once again their submission to Trump, always ready to follow his orders or receive his representatives in our territory, in a continuous process of affront to our sovereignty,” the PT note states.
In addition to Brazil, Pompeo will hold meetings with the governments of countries close to Venezuela such as Colombia, Guyana and Suriname.
Desde los partidos de la izquierda hasta los de la derecha brasileña criticaron la visita de @SecPompeo. Coincidieron en su práctica anti diplomática y su obsesión por enemistar a los pueblos de Brasil y Venezuela. Tremendo fracaso y desacierto del Departamento de Estado de EEUU. https://t.co/REzlXQ4crm
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) September 19, 2020
The Venezuelan Chancellor posted a tweet on Friday night pointing at the rejection from the left in Brazil to Pompeo’s visit but also from the right, referring to a news piece from the conservative news outlet O Globo reporting on center-right “Democratas’s” party leader and speaker of the Brazilian House of Representatives, Rodrigo Maia, who says that the visit to Boa Vista (Roraima state) was an affront to Brazilian foreign policy.
Maia added that Pompeo’s visit, just 46 days before US elections, did not comply with international and diplomatic good practices. “This statement coming from Rodrigo Maia, indicates a very negative outcome of the provocation designed by the White House with this visit from Pompeo and adds complications to any possible military action that might be in the making as denounced by many experts,” an analyst on international affairs said to Orinoco Tribune.
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