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US Deputy Secretary of State Visits Brazil to Discuss Situation in Venezuela


Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier will visit Brazil from Sunday until next Thursday with a series of meetings with Brazilian officials to deepen US-Brazil cooperation in support of democracy in the Western Hemisphere, especially in Venezuela, and to address shared economic prosperity and security in the region.

According to a statement from the Secretary of State, Kimberly Breier will meet in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Sao Paulo. She will meet with senior government officials, including Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo, Justice Minister Sergio Moro, Secretary for International Affairs and Commerce, Marcos Troyjo, Presidential Affairs Adviser, Filipe Martins, and the federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro.

The secretary will also meet with business leaders, students and members of civil society, as well as UNHCR representatives, ambassadors from the Lima Group countries and Venezuelan immigrants.

In the South American tour, Kimberly will travel to Paraguay on March 1st. She will meet the president of that country, Mario Abdo Benitez, and other local authorities.

They will discuss bilateral and regional issues, including security cooperation, support for Venezuela, economic prosperity and our common commitment to democracy. She will also engage with civil society leaders, including anti-corruption activists.