November 13, 2019 / 3:03 PM / 25 days ago

Brazil says Bolsonaro unaware of planned 'invasion' of Venezuela embassy

A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro fights with an opposition leader Juan Guaido's supporter outside the Venezuelan embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was not aware of plans by supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido for an “invasion” of the country’s embassy in Brasilia, security advisors to Bolsonaro said on Wednesday.

They said in a statement that security forces in Brasilia are working to peacefully resolve the situation at the embassy.

Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Writing by Gabriela Mello; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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