BRICS leaders avoid discussion of Venezuela divisions

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Published November 15, 2019, 9:57 AM

By Reuters

BRASILIA – Leaders of the BRICS major emerging economies made no mention of Venezuela during a two-day summit in Brazil’s capital, according to diplomats, putting aside a rift over the fate of the chaotic South American country to focus on global economic issues instead.

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, China’s President Xi Jinping, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro pose for a photo at the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil November 14, 2019. (Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS/MANILA BULLETIN)

Among BRICS members at the summit that ended on Thursday, Russia and China back Venezuela’s leftist President Nicolas Maduro. But under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, host country Brazil supports opposition leader Juan Guaido

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