With the election of Jair Bolsonaro as President in Brazil, Donald Trump already has a strong ally with which to develop a tailor-made policy for Latin America , especially his plans for the possibility of a multilateral armed intervention to put an end to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
The White House has worked on contingency plans for the fall of the Nicolás Maduro regime, which were placed on "Hold" until today in the absence of partners willing to explore a military option.
On Sunday, Trump was one of the first world leaders to call Bolsonaro. Yesterday, the North American president revealed that they agreed "to work closely in commercial, military matters and in everything else."
Brazil, with two million troops, has the most important army in Latin America. The country has taken-in 60,000 Venezuelan refugees since 2014. In total, almost 2.5 million people have fled the humanitarian crisis under the Chavista regime.
According to Fernando Cutz, who heads the National Security Council for South America until April, who advises the president on foreign policy and security, the White House trusts that the victory of Bolsonaro will allow the organization of a contingent of allied countries in response to the Venezuelan crisis . "Maybe the conditions are now to take a plan forward," he says. Trump's call, which did not wait 100% of the vote count, points in that direction.
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