One-third of Brazilians Are Unaware of Crisis in Venezuela, Research Says

Of those who know, 54% are against military intervention

Sylvia Colombo
Buenos Aires

As the situation in Venezuela worsens, only 65% of Brazilian admit to knowing the current state of the neighboring country. 

Among them, 54% are against any military participation of Brazil in the attempt to overthrow the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro.

A man flutters a Venezuelan national flag surrounded by militia members during a rally called by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on April 6, 2019. - (Photo by Federico Parra / AFP) - AFP

In speeches by the American and Brazilian governments, the leaders have suggested that foreign intervention is one of the “options that are on the table.” But no governments in Latin America, Europe or even the US are openly defending military intervention. 

Even the opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, has suggested foreign intervention. He presides over the National Assembly, the only government organ considered legitimately elected in Venezuela by the international community.

Among older people, the rejection of military intervention rises to 62%. The support is higher among young people at 53%. 

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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