In the American Bloomberg, “Maduro, from Venezuela, visits Brazil in a blow to the US strategy of isolation” (image below).
It reports that “across the region, even critics of Maduro are taking steps to re-engage” with him. He mentions the recent appointment of ambassador to Caracas by the President of Chile, Gabriel Boric, to deal with the repatriation of Venezuelans, and the reopening of the borders by the Colombian Gustavo Petro.
From Lula, he stresses the phrase “it is inexplicable that a country has 900 sanctions because another country does not like it”. In Bloomberg’s description, “Trump united his allies to isolate Venezuela after re-election in 2018, in a vote widely considered a farce. US sanctions deepened the economic collapse that drove millions to flee the country.”
On the BBC, in the same vein, “Lula welcomes back banned leader Maduro”. On Reuters, “Maduro and Lula criticize US sanctions”.
Chinese portals such as QQ, from Tencent, paid attention to the resumption of Brazil’s energy agreement with the country that has the largest oil reserves — and the search for a way out of the Venezuelan debt with Brazil, including the possibility of payment in yuan, not dollar.
At the top of Guancha, note the agreement between the two regarding Venezuela’s entry into the Brics — with the portal reminding that Beijing supports the group’s expansion. On NetEase’s 163.com, Lula and Maduro’s statements about “a historic moment” and “a new era”.
At the same time, South Africans such as Mail & Guardian made headlines, echoing in Bloomberg, that the country granted immunity to the participants of the Brics summit, in August in Johannesburg. With that, he should count on the Russian Vladimir Putin, convicted by the International Criminal Court of alleged war crimes.
DILMA AND SAUDI ARABIA
Bloomberg covered the opening of the annual meeting of the Bank of Brics, in Shanghai, and highlights that it “will expand the number of members as it seeks to increase its capital”, according to the president of the institution, Dilma Rousseff. Also at the opening, Chinese Vice Premier Ding Xuexiang said he hoped he would continue to invite “more partners”.
The biggest expectation is regarding the entry of Saudi Arabia, since the Financial Times heard from the New Development Bank (official name, with the acronym NDB) the confirmation of being “in a qualified dialogue” with the biggest oil exporter. Reuters says Riyadh will be able to fill the “financial gaps created in Asia by Western investment restrictions”.
The Indian Economic Times also follows the negotiations, noting that “Saudi Arabia is India’s closest partner in West Asia” —and noting that the NDB meeting will be followed by another one, by the foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
The Chinese news agency CNS highlighted, in Dilma’s speech, her defense of Beijing: “Some countries seek unilateralism and protectionism, trying to contain China through the policy of decoupling, the main threat to globalization. Sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction only will lead to more difficulties”. More praise for Beijing’s “historic” victory against poverty on the canal CGTN:
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