The Brazilian government has annulled this Friday the decree that made it difficult for President Nicolás Maduro and other government officials to enter the country. Venezuelaso the president will be able to attend the inauguration of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva this Sunday.
The far-right president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, was the one who prohibited entry to the country to Ripe and a hundred officials of his government, which since 2019 recognizes as the “legitimate president” of Venezuela Juan Guaido. Lula, who had a very close friendship with former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and who maintains a good relationship with Maduro, had expressed that once she assumes office on January 1, government of brazil will restore “relations with Venezuela” at all levels.
For Lula’s inauguration, 19 heads of state and government are expected. Among them are the king of Felipe VI and the representatives of Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Germany Y Portugal. The future Brazilian president has appointed Mauro Vieira as future minister of External relationships. Vieira has expressed that the first step to normalize relations will be to send Caracas to a charge d’affaires to “reopen the embassy”, closed by Bolsonaro.
Last week Maduro made a first move towards normalizing relations and appointed Manuel Vicente Vadell as the next ambassador to Brazil, who previously served as Venezuela’s consul in Sao Paulo.