In a coffee with journalists, PT member says he hopes the US will lift sanctions against the country so that Venezuelan refugees can return to the territory

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) said this Tuesday (April 23, 2024) that he hopes that Venezuela “back to normal” with the elections and for the United States to end sanctions, so that the Venezuelan refugee population can return to the country.

In a coffee with journalists, Lula stated that Venezuela will have elections and international monitoring. According to the PT member, if the Brazilian government is invited, it will accept the proposal. “Brazil will participate in monitoring the elections with the aim that, when these elections are over, people will return to normality”he stated.

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On his trip to Bogotá (Colombia) last week, Lula and the Colombian president, Gustavo Petro, expressed their support for an agreement between the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and the opposition in the country, before the presidential elections are held.

According to the president of Colombia, the suggestion is that the agreement be endorsed by a plebiscite.

Lula and Petro, despite being from the same ideological camp as Maduro, both on the left, criticized the Venezuelan president for preventing his opponent, Corina Yoris, from contesting the country’s elections.

In the statement, both leaders oppose “any type of sanctions” that increase the suffering of the Venezuelan population.

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