Brazil not considering military force in Venezuela: defense minister

March 26, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Brazil is not considering the use of military force in Venezuela and hopes for a peaceful solution to the country’s crisis, Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva said on Tuesday as he met his American counterpart at the Pentagon.

“That’s not a hypothesis we’re considering. Brazil is looking forward to a peaceful and swift solution to the crisis in Venezuela,” he said, when asked whether the use of military force might be appropriate.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Dan Grebler)

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