Brazil Condemns Violence on Venezuelan Border

Two trucks carrying humanitarian aid crossed the border from the Brazilian city of Pacaraima to Venezuela but they were stopped by military forces a few kilometers afterwards and supplies were confiscated.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s government condemned the violence registered along the border of Venezuela and Brazil and also Venezuela and Colombia on Saturday. The Brazilian government called the actions of the Venezuelan security forces, of putting fire to trucks carrying humanitarian aid into the country, as ‘criminal’ and a ‘brutal attack on human rights’.

"The Brazilian government expresses its most vehement condemnation of the acts of violence perpetrated by the illegitimate regime of dictator Nicolás Maduro on February 23rd, on the borders of Venezuela with Brazil and Colombia, which caused several . . .

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