Why do you support Venezuelans president, Hugo Chavez violent and sectarian Bolivarina revolution?
President Lula: I have every interest in the development of Venezuela. Brazil has been working with Venezuela for some time now, Brazil has investments in Venezuela and Brazil and economic interests, political and strategic interests in Venezuela. When there was a coup against the president Hugo Chvez we proposed the creation of a group of friends of Venezuela and we offered Brazil’s participation, and proposed the participation of Chile, the US, Spain, because we didn’t want to create a group of friends of Chvez, we want a Group of Friends of Venezuela. And thanks to that initiative we were able to draw up an agreement with Venezuela, coordinated by Gavria, the Seretary-General of the OAS. What we want is for Venezuela to be successful. But we must respect the decision of the Venezuelan people. Chvez was voted in twice. He won 60% of the votes. He is the President of the Republic. Those who want to overturn him must do so in the elections. You cannot just have people saying ‘I don’t l