Brazil’s Family Minister Abandons UN Council Meeting in Protest Against Venezuela

Damares Alves left the room when Maduro's representative began speaking.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights, Damares Alves, left the meeting room of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, in protest against Nicolás Maduro's government in Venezuela.

On Tuesday, Damares left the meeting as soon as the Venezuelan representative, Jorge Arreaza, began speaking. Itamaraty representatives accompanying the Minister also left the meeting.

The Minister had planned the protest. She walked into the room just minutes before the beginning of Arreaza's speech and left the premises as soon as the Venezuelan representative began speaking. The Minister's protest . . .

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