Rousseff, Brazil’s Ex-president, Calls Trump’s Meddling in Venezuela Irresponsible and Criminal

    United States' president, Donald J. Trump United States' president, Donald J. Trump

    Washington’s attempts to interfere in politics in South America, including in Venezuela, are “extremely dangerous” and “may lead to civil war,” former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff said.

    She added that the US has already made mistakes in the Middle East, which only led to the strengthening of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

    “Our continent has been living in peace for 140 years. Any attempt to interfere in the legitimate constitutional process in Venezuela, including by forcing a presidential election, is extremely dangerous, as it might lead to a civil war,” the Brazilian politician said in an interview.

    Venezuela has been subjected to new sanctions from Washington under President Donald Trump, who has called its government a “dictatorship.”

    Amid massive opposition protests in the Latin American state, the US claims the Venezuelan government is “cracking down on democracy.” In August, the US leader also mentioned a “military option” against the Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro.

    Caracas has in turn accused Washington of meddling in its internal affairs, calling the US an “aggressor” wanting a regime change in a foreign country through “political and psychological terrorism.”

    Saying that it is difficult to analyze and predict Trump’s actions, the former leader of Brazil said that the only thing she can say for sure is that she finds his behavior “extremely irresponsible and even criminal.”

    The Venezuelan government would not agree to transfer power to opposition peacefully, Rousseff said, adding that while she cannot analyze the nature of the local anti-government forces, international modern history has shown that the US “have often been mistaken in regard to oppositions.”

    “Washington says: ‘Those are democracy supporters.’ They’ve said it about opposition forces in Syria too. And what has happened with that opposition? Islamic State has emerged, which has nothing to do with democracy.”

    Now, with “Trump not ruling out the possibility of military intervention in Venezuela,” it is clear the US wants to use the same scenario in Latin America, the Brazilian politician said, once again warning against a civil war in the region.

    “It has never led to any good,” she said.

    RT

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (0)

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Covers of latest Veja and Newsweek in October 30, 2011

    Brazil’s Veja Mimics Newsweek and Offers a Grotesque Cover of Ex-president Lula

    The latest issue of the conservative Brazilian magazine Veja echoes an October 2011 Newsweek ...

    Corruption in the Petrobras

    Brazil Congress Plot to Pardon Those Involved in the Petrobras Corruption Case

    Brazilian financial newspaper Valor Econômico revealed details of an alleged corruption amnesty currently being ...

    Brazil: More Power to Quilombos

    Quilombos are rural Afro-Brazilian communities that originated in the 17th century with the rebellion ...

    Independence Dragons, the ceremonial police in charge of Palácio do Planalto, the presidential office - Photo: Carolina Antunes/PR

    Senate Approves Amendment Proposal that Would Bring Presidential Elections to Brazil Now

    Another crack around and within Michel Temer’s administration emerged as a Brazilian Senate Committee ...