Venezuelan Government officials and dignitaries of the opposition will convene Friday in Mexico City to kick off another round of negotiations under the mediation of Norway, with the endorsement of the United States and the European Union to seek a peaceful solution to the worst economic, social and political crisis in the country.
The Venezuelan government's intelligence service took Deputy Freddy Guevara into custody on Monday, accusing him of terrorism and treason and broke into the home of opposition leader Juan Guaidó, the latter's wife informed.
On the anniversary of Venezuela's independence, July 5, President Joe Biden sent a letter reaffirming US support for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Venezuela’s National Assembly Speaker, Jorge Rodríguez – recognized by Nicolás Maduro’s Government – Tuesday denounced opposition leaders were behind a scam plan to “steal” more than 53 million dollars of Venezuela's money frozen in the United States.
The Argentine government of President Alberto Fernández Wednesday confirmed the country had decided to withdraw from the so-called Lima Group, a consortium formed with Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Guyana, and Saint Lucia. Barbados, the United States, Grenada, and Jamaica to isolate the Venezuelan administration headed by Nicolás Maduro.
As part of a rare deal between Venezuela’s government and the opposition, some US$ 30.3 million of the country’s offshore funds that were frozen under U.S. sanctions will be used to pay for coronavirus vaccines.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Wednesday that he would support naming a new electoral council but cautioned its members should not be chosen unilaterally by the National Assembly currently held by the ruling socialist party of President Nicolas Maduro.
The new administration of president Joe Biden is in “no rush” to lift U.S. sanctions on Venezuela but would consider easing them if President Nicolas Maduro takes confidence-building steps showing he is ready to negotiate seriously with the opposition, according to White House sources.
AP – The European Union called for broad political talks in Venezuela to set up new elections and warned that it stands ready to slap sanctions on more senior Venezuelan officials in the country if they undermine democracy or take part in human rights violations.
After greeting his cabinet, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday “we are back” to the legislative body that he did not attend in 4 years, a period in which the opposition-controlled the National Assembly. In a special session of a parliament now controlled by chavismo, Maduro offered his first annual message in four years. Among the figures he gave during his speech, the poverty indicators managed by the State standout: 4% of extreme poverty and 17% of “general” poverty.