Brazil says it will call on OAS to demand answer from Venezuela on oil spill

 Brazil says it will call on OAS to demand answer from Venezuela on oil spill

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's environment minister said on Wednesday that the government will call on the Organization of American States (OAS) to demand an answer from Venezuela over a mysterious oil spill that has affected a large part of Brazil's northeastern coast.

Speaking in an official message broadcast on TV, minister Ricardo Salles insisted that the oil is Venezuelan in origin, a claim the Brazilian government has maintained for over a week.

Hundreds of tonnes of oil have washed up on shore in many of Brazil's northeastern beaches and its origins have not yet been fully explained.

(Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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Updated Date: Oct 24, 2019 06:11:12 IST