Source: Sputnik Mundo
What is the article about: The article reports on the July 23-27 visit by Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov to Cuba, Brazil and Suriname, where he will hold meetings with the leaders of those countries. Among other issues, the visit will focus on solving the crisis in Venezuela and the position that Brazil will occupy within the BRICS group now with Jair Bolsonaro leading the country.
Why it’s misleading: The article reports that—according to Andréi Schelchkov, a doctor of historical sciences, who works at the Center for Latin American Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences—the main issue that will be addressed during Lavrov’s visit to Brazil will be the crisis in Venezuela. The article also reports a “shift” in Brazil’s position on the issue, quoting Schelchkov “Brazilians have changed their tone, because they saw that the regime in Venezuela did not fall.” Davídov, also considers that the situation in Venezuela has begun to stabilize, especially after the start of negotiations between the authorities and the opposition in Barbados. But the situation is far from stabilizing as Venezuelans continue to struggle with a failing economy, a humanitarian crisis and as citizens continue to flee the country desperately looking for food and medicines in neighboring Colombia and other countries in the region. The way the article approaches Lavrov’s visit using Davidov’s quotes is misleading, as it implies that the situation is stabilizing, due to Brazil’s apparent shift in its position on Venezuela.