The last time Maduro was in Brazil was in 2015 for the inauguration of the second term of the ruler Dilma Rousseff (2011-2016).
“It is a pleasure to receive you again. It is difficult to conceive that so many years have passed without holding dialogues with the authority of an Amazonian and neighboring country, with whom we share an extensive border of 2,200 kilometers,” Lula declared after welcoming the visitor at the Planalto Palace, seat of the Executive Power in Brasilia.
Lula warned that the prejudice against Maduro continues. “The prejudice against Venezuela is very big. How many criticisms we have suffered here during the campaign for being a friend of Venezuela”.
He also affirmed that Caracas needs to disseminate its narrative on the political and economic situation of the country to face those built by opponents in the international scenario.
Together with 10 other South American leaders, Maduro will participate tomorrow in this capital in a summit, called by Lula, to reinforce integration and revalue the role of the region in the international scenario.