Since it learned of the statements by Venezuelan military and politician Diosdado Cabello on his TV show aired on December 27 that the Brazilian national Jonatan Moisés Diniz had been detained, the Brazilian government has repeatedly sought the authorities of that country, both in Brasília and in Caracas.
The Consulate General of Brazil in Caracas has contacted Venezuelan police officials to express concern and request information on the presence of the Brazilian national in Venezuela, as well as his legal status and authorization for consular visit, under the terms of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, to which the two countries are signatories. Until now, police officials have not responded despite repeated Brazilian requests formally made by diplomatic notes.
At the same time, the Brazilian Embassy in Caracas has been in constant consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela and local security authorities in search of more information about the whereabouts of the Brazilian national. So far, there has been no response from interlocutors despite the promise of reply. In Brasilia, urged to do so, the Venezuelan embassy did not provide any clarification either.
Brazil requests Venezuelan authorities to respond quickly to the various requests for information on the location of our fellow citizen and his legal situation, as well as on a consular visit, under the terms of the international conventions and in accordance with the obligations assumed by the two countries in light of the international law.