The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed by Ernesto Araujo, together with the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, led by Sergio Moro, drew up a list of more than 100 senior Venezuelan officials of Maduro’s regime who will be banned from entering the South American country. As in the United States, Argentina, Chile and Colombia, among other countries that have already prepared their lists, the measure seeks to prevent the entry of individuals who have violated Human Rights and attempted against Democracy in Venezuela.
The document was signed yesterday between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, and was released through the portal of the Official Journal of the Union today. This adds to the efforts of several countries in the region to condemn the circulation of illicit money through senior officials and the constant violations of Human Rights at the hands of Maduro’s regime, which has led to an exodus unprecedented in the history of our country.
The elaboration of this list constitutes a further step taken by Brazil in tightening the measures against Maduro’s regime and an important achievement of the efforts carried out by the Venezuelan Embassy in Brazil.
The statement states the following:
The ministers of the State of Justice and Public Security and Foreign Affairs, in the use of the powers conferred on them by Article II and the only paragraph of art. 87 of the Constitution, in view of the provisions of point IX of art. 45 of Law No. 13,445, of May 24, 2017, and in article IX of art. 171 and art. 207 of Decree No. 9,199 of November 20, 2017, and considering the resolutions of the Organization of American States CP / RES. 1095 (2145/18), of February 23, 2018, AG 2929 (XLVIII-O / 18), of June 5, 2018, and CP 1117 (2200/19), of January 10, 2019, the resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council A / HRC / RES / 39/1 “Promotion and protection of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela” of September 26, 2018, and the Declarations of the Lima Group of 4 January, 2019 and February 25, 2019, resolves:
Article 1. This Ordinance establishes the rule to prevent the entry into the country of senior officials of the Venezuelan regime, who, by their actions, contradict the principles and objectives of the Federal Constitution, violating democracy, the dignity of the human person and the prevalence of human rights.
Paragraph 1. The names of the persons referred to in the title shall be included in a detailed list to be prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and subsequently sent to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.
§ 2 The list mentioned in § 1 can be updated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and must be sent to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.
Article 2. The persons included in the exhaustive list mentioned in art. 1 cannot enter the national territory.
Article 3. On the impediment of entry provided for in art. 2 the procedure provided in the article of art. 45 of Law No. 13,445, of May 24, 2017 will be observed.
Article 4. The provisions of this Ordinance shall be applied without prejudice to the application of the provisions of Law No. 9,474 of July 22, 1997.
Article 5. The provisions of point IX of art. 45 of Law No. 13,455 of 2017, can be applied by the immigration authority based on the hypothesis provided in this Ordinance or other acts considered contrary to the principles and objectives established in the Federal Constitution.
Article 6. This Ordinance shall enter into force on the date of its publication.
Minister of State for Justice and Public Security
ERNESTO HENRIQUE FRAGA ARAÚJO
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs