Maduro and Lula tackled resumption of cooperation
Bolsonaro officially ended relations with Nicolas Maduro's government in 2019 by recognizing Juan Guaido, the self-proclaimed "President", as Venezuela's leader.
Following the election of Brazil's new leftist President, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he tackled the rebooting of bilateral collaboration with the new President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
"I had a good phone conversation with the President-elect of Brazil, Lula da Silva, with whom we agreed to resume the agenda of bilateral cooperation between our countries," Maduro tweeted.
El Presidente @LulaOficial envió su saludo y compromiso a todo el pueblo venezolano. Tenemos la voluntad de trabajar duro por el fortalecimiento de América Latina y el Caribe y por el desarrollo económico y social de nuestros pueblos. pic.twitter.com/jVuWoEQg0w— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) October 31, 2022
Lula has just won Brazil's presidential elections, urging "peace and unity" after defeating far-right Jair Bolsonaro in a contentious runoff election on Sunday. Bolsonaro did not concede his loss, but leftist da Silva has concluded a historic political comeback.
The victory represents a stunning turnaround for leftist icon Lula, who returned for an unprecedented third term at 77 after leaving office in 2010 as the most popular President in Brazilian history.
In 2019, Bolsonaro officially ended relations with Nicolas Maduro's government by recognizing Juan Guaido, the self-proclaimed "President", as the country's leader.
At the time, the Brazilian Foreign Ministry ordered back Venezuelan ambassadors and personnel from diplomatic missions in March 2020.
With the election of leftist leaders in Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, and Honduras as well as Brazil, the region's politics are expected to change in the years to come.