(13 Nov 2019) A group of people backing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido have occupied the nation’s embassy in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia.
There are conflicting reports about whether the group entered by force.
A group of some 20 people invaded the embassy early Wednesday, said an official from President Nicolas Maduro’s government, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Venezuela’s representative to Brazil named by Guaido, who is recognized by the US and Brazil as the nation’s legitimate president, said in a statement that embassy employees opened the gates to let sympathizers in.
Some 20 Brazilian military police officers remained outside the embassy, and others within.
Wednesday is the first day of the summit for BRICS nations, which include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
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