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Opposition denies pre-agreement in the dialogue

Thursday, February 1st 2018 - 11:05 UTC
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Borges, Democratic Unity, said “There are many points that require further work to see if a final agreement on the crisis in the country is achieved. Today we have come build an agreement ” Borges, Democratic Unity, said “There are many points that require further work to see if a final agreement on the crisis in the country is achieved. Today we have come build an agreement ”
Rodriguez stated that he had reached “a preliminary agreement for the understanding between the Venezuelan right and the Bolivarian Government” Rodriguez stated that he had reached “a preliminary agreement for the understanding between the Venezuelan right and the Bolivarian Government”
“I deeply hope that in 72 hours we will be celebrating an agreement of peace, harmony and coexistence between the right and the great majority”, Maduro shouted. “I deeply hope that in 72 hours we will be celebrating an agreement of peace, harmony and coexistence between the right and the great majority”, Maduro shouted.

The pro-government representative in the negotiations in Dominican Republic, Jorge Rodriguez announced that a pre-agreement had been reached and that he was almost certain that on Wednesday the talks would come to fruition. However, the opposition came to deny it.

 Less than two hours after the statements of Rodriguez, the representative of the opposition delegation of the Democratic Unity (MUD) and deputy for the National Assembly, Julio Borges appeared in a press conference stating that there was no agreement or pre-agreement; that there was only one signed document of which there is only a single copy and it is in the hands of the mediator and president of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina.

Borges said “There are many points that require further work to see if a final agreement on the crisis in the country is reached. Today we have not build an agreement” and was emphatic in pointing out that ”We have to be very clear, no pre-agreement has been signed here, we only have in black and white a draft agreement (...) The document that President Medina has is the points where we have advanced to a large extent.“ The deputy explained that they will return to Venezuela to make the consultations to review the points of disagreement and” reach an agreement or close the chapter of this stage.“

Nicolás Maduro show up later on national TV saying that he has a copy of the signed document, the one that only President Medina keeps and added ”If there is no pre-agreement, why did we give ourselves 72 hours? I deeply hope that in 72 hours we will be celebrating an agreement of peace, harmony and coexistence between the right and the great majority.“ He questioned that Julio Borges denied the existence of the document, which he did not do just because he spoke of the document; and that he denied that the delegations signed an agreement, which also denied the Dominican president.

Rodriguez took the opportunity to unilaterally celebrate that ”the interventionists were defeated” and attack the foreign minister of Mexico who announced the withdrawal of the dialogue, like his Chilean counterpart Heraldo Muñoz due to the lack of guarantees and the advancement of elections.

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  • DemonTree

    If not from the news, then where should I get information? Charities?

    https://www.caritas.org/2017/05/children-face-hunger-crisis-in-venezuela-as-malnutrition-soars/

    Non-western news sources?

    www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/venezuelan-families-scavenge-food-survive-hunger-170925165215474.html

    The news agency sponsored by Venezuela's government?

    www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Are-More-Babies-Dying-in-Venezuela-20160704-0022.html

    Even from them, the picture isn't pretty.

    It happens that I know a couple of people who used to work in Venezuela; one was married to a Venezuelan. Neither of them has anything good to say about Chavez.

    As for your 'explosion of urban agriculture', sounds like Dig for Victory. Only Venezuela is not at war and they should be able to feed their population.

    The one thing I will say is that the media is a lot less interested in poverty and malnutrition in countries that do tow the line and follow the US and IMF's preferred dogma.

    Feb 02nd, 2018 - 09:22 pm +1
  • DemonTree

    The headline doesn't mention Venezuela, but the article does.

    Since you evidently know so much about it, why don't you tell us what this article says that's not true?

    Feb 02nd, 2018 - 07:48 am 0
  • Think

    Don't play smart..., laddie...

    I can see that you did react to the article depicting a sick child in a Venezuelan hospital's incubator getting medical care with the punchline...:
    ***“Leaving children to starve is NOT patriotic.”***

    Well... I don't know about patriotic but... that incubator..., serum and doctor'hand certainly looks to me as a damn innefective way of “leaving children to die”...

    Speaking about incubators...
    Herewith a classic “Fake News” about incubators...,and them gullible Anglos that buy it...
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bhGl03QFUi4

    It could be even funny... if it didn't end sewering the lives of millions of brownies...(babies included)

    Feb 02nd, 2018 - 09:12 am 0
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