Brazil’s Foreign Minister tweeted a photo with Juan Guaidó from the aid concert in Cucuta, Colombia, Friday night.
“Still in Cúcuta, Colombia, with the Interim President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, courageous leader of the democratic transition. Guaidó sent greetings and his effusive thanks to President Bolsonaro and to Brazil for the support for a free Venezuela,” he wrote.
Ainda em Cúcuta, Colômbia, com o Presidente Encarregado da Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, corajoso líder da transição democrática. Guaidó mandou saudações e agradecimentos efusivos ao PR Bolsonaro e ao Brasil pelo apoio a uma Venezuela livre. pic.twitter.com/iQ186i1CmK
Here’s a dispatch from Emily Costa, who is in Pacaraima on the Brazilian side of the border:
Even with the border between Venezuela and Brazil closed since Thursday night on the orders of Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelans have continued to cross into Brazil in the Northern state of Roraima, walking for hours along clandestine trails.
One group of seven people, including two children, arrived on Friday night at around 7pm, after walking for two hours.
“I was scared. I had never been through anything like this in my life,” said Clenni Morales, 32, an administrator from Puerto Ordaz who was carrying her five-year-old daughter.
Jonas Broer, 33, an industrial engineer traveling with his son of five said he was also scared. “I walked a little and felt safer,” he said.