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US vice-president to visit Brazil later this month

Mike Pence will fly to Brasília and see Venezuelans in Manaus city

Publicado em 05/06/2018 - 16:56

Por Paola De Orte Washington

US vice-President Mike Pence is expected to visit Brazil on June 26 and 27. The announcement was made by Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira after he met with US State Secretary Mike Pompeo Monday (Jun. 4) in Washington.

On the trip, the vice-president will fly to Brasília—where he will hold meetings on Brazil–US ties—and to the city of Manaus, to pay a visit to Venezuelan refugees’ camps and hospitals and see the work Brazil has done in offering shelter to those coming from the neighboring country.

Nunes heads the Brazilian delegation taking part in the 48th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), which opened Monday (4) in Washington. The meeting will advance the debate on the political and economic crisis facing Venezuela.

On Monday, seven countries—among them Brazil—proposed the suspension of Venezuela from the OAS. The request will be subject to vote today (5), and needs the approval of 18 of 35 of the organization’s country members.

This year’s general assembly also marks the 70th anniversary of the organization, whose charter was signed on April 30, 1948, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Tradução: Fabrício Ferreira Edição: Davi Oliveira / José Romildo

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