The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela categorically rejects the Parliamentary Coup underway in Brazil, through legal farces of oligarchic groups and imperial forces, intended to overthrow the president, Dilma Rousseff, to replace popular sovereignty, threatening the constitution and democracy.
The legitimate president, Dilma Rousseff, the first woman elected as head of state in Brazil, is facing an onslaught motivated by revenge of those factors that lost the elections and are unable to reach political power by other means than force.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela recognizes the moral heritage, dignity and historical ability to fight of President Dilma Rousseff, who has demonstrated by her example and humanist vocation to be a guarantee for democracy, social conquests of the Brazilian people and the South America unity.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela considers that the coup in development has been forged from the very moment of the election of President Dilma Rousseff, through the implementation of actions linked to a soft coup, such as sabotage, disinformation, and lies, even to the extent of trying to prevent any Brazilian sporting events of great global significance, with the aim of discrediting the government and its authorities.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has no doubt that all these actions are part of the oligarchic and imperial onslaught against progressive leftist popular processes with the sole purpose of re-impose neoliberal models of social exclusion and spoliation of our natural wealth that brought poverty and backlog for our people and thereby ending the democratizing models.
The process of coup in Brazil aims to replace popular sovereignty, ignoring the legitimate will of its people. Because of this we appeal to the people of the world to remain vigilant and ready to defend democracy, President Dilma Rousseff and processes of unity and integration among our countries.
Caracas, May 12, 2016.