Venezuela has announced that it will incorporate the government delegation in negotiations with the political opposition in Mexico, Alex Saab, a close ally jailed in Cape Verde, Africa who is to be extradited to the United States on corruption and money laundering charges.
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.
Allies of both Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his bitter foe, opposition leader Juan Guaido, have secretly begun exploratory talks as concerns grow about the possible impact of coronavirus, according to sources on both sides.
The United States on Thursday threw its support behind negotiations in Venezuela, saying talks could establish a transitional government, lead to fresh elections and bring an end to the crisis.
Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido has asked China and Russia to help end a political crisis crippling the Latin American country during exploratory talks, his diplomatic representative in Brazil said on Monday.
Venezuela's government said on Monday it was evaluating sending some of its lawmakers back to the opposition-controlled National Assembly, which President Nicolas Maduro has called an illegal institution, as part of new talks with one opposition faction.
A group of Venezuelan government officials and opposition activists are quietly holding talks focused on the economy despite the stalling of a formal dialogue mediated by Norway, according to nine sources involved.
Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said that talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending “without agreement.”
Talks between Venezuela's government and opposition on ending months of the crisis were underway in Norway, sources said on Tuesday, but Washington insisted that the only item for discussion should be President Nicolas Maduro's removal.
The government of President Nicolas Maduro on Friday thanked Norway for its mediation efforts to build a “dialogue” with the Venezuelan opposition after both sides sent delegations to Oslo.