February 25, 2019 / 7:36 PM / 22 days ago

Brazil will not allow U.S. use its territory to invade Venezuela: vice president

Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao attends a meeting of the Lima Group in Bogota, Colombia, February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s vice president, retired general Hamilton Mourão, said on Monday that under no circumstances would his country allow the United States to intervene militarily in Venezuela from Brazilian territory.

In an interview with Globo News cable channel, Mourão said Brazil will do all it can to avoid a conflict with neighboring Venezuela. He spoke from Bogotá, where he attended a meeting of the Lima Group, a bloc of nations from Argentina to Canada dedicated to peaceful resolution of the Venezuelan crisis.

Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Steve Orlofsky

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