Brazil’s largest and most reputable media house, Globo, has officially confirmed on the afternoon of Wednesday, November, 29th, 2023, that Brazilian military reinforcements were being sent to the border between Venezuela and Brazil at Pacaraima to protect the citizens of Brazil in the event of a war between Venezuela and Guyana, or if Venezuela invades Guyana with low to no resistance.
The statement stopped short of saying that the reinforcement will also serve to impede Venezuelan armed forces from entering Guyana through Brazil – which provides some of the most accessible points for moving tanks and other military equipment into Guyana. However, it is widely believed that this is one of the objectives of the military reinforcements as suggested by sources within the Brazilian military on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on the subject.
Yesterday, 28th of November, 2023, this publication published a news story that military reinforcements were sent to the border between Venezuela and Brazil after we received the information from trusted sources close to the Brazilian government and the Brazilian military – who relayed the information to this publication on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on the subject.
Statement from Globo
Senator Hiran Gonçalves (PP) asked the Ministry of Defense to reinforce the Armed Forces in Pacaraima , a Brazilian city on the border with Venezuela, due to the dispute between the Venezuelan country and Guyana over the Essequibo region .
Essequibo, administered by Guyana, has a territory of 160 thousand km² — around 70% of Guyana’s current territory — and concentrates Guyanese oil reserves estimated at 11 billion barrels.
According to the senator, in a conversation this Tuesday (28), Defense Minister José Mucio Monteiro Filho guaranteed military reinforcement on the border between Brazil and Venezuela, mainly in the municipality of Pacaraima, a strategic access point to the Essequibo.
g1 contacted the Ministry of Defense to take a position on the matter and is awaiting feedback.
The senator’s request comes on the eve of the referendum that Venezuela called for the country’s population to respond on the creation of a new province called “Guayana Esequiba” in the territory of Essequibo. The referendum, called by Nicolás Maduro, is scheduled for this Sunday (3), and expects to grant Venezuelan nationality to 125 thousand inhabitants of the Essequibo region.