Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is headed to the United States on March 19 for a conversation with United States President Donald Trump, and the topic of Venezuela will likely be at the top of the agenda.

Tensions between Brazil and Venezuela intensified last month after violent clashes broke out on the border over a botched humanitarian aid delivery plan. While tensions have subsided and the possibility of armed conflict has been ruled out, relations remain strained.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who assumed presidential powers in January, attempted last month to deliver humanitarian aid into Venezuela through Colombia and Brazil, with US support. But Maduro adamantly rejected it and closed its borders with its neighbors.

Full article at PRI’s GlobalPost/The World’s website. Date of publication: 15/03/2019

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