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WorldAmid confusion and silence, Norway says Venezuelan political talks are continuing

04:20  12 july  2019
04:20  12 july  2019 Source:   miamiherald.com

Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks

Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks Representatives for Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido have arrived in Barbados to continue talks to resolve the country's political crisis. Last week, the rival factions agreed to set up a platform for ongoing negotiations, mediated by Norway, after three days of talks in the Caribbean island. "We're continuing with President Nicolas Maduro's fundamental approach: a permanent peace dialogue ...

Norway said on Saturday that representatives of Venezuela 's government and opposition will return to Oslo next week following an initial round of preliminary “We announce that the representatives of the main political actors in Venezuela have decided to return to Oslo next week to continue a process

“They are part of Venezuela ’s political scene,” he said . “So we ’ re just trying to make it clear that we really want a democratic Venezuela . Last week, envoys from each side traveled to Norway to meet with government representatives for preliminary talks , according to officials from both sides.

Amid confusion and silence, Norway says Venezuelan political talks are continuing© Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images North America/TNS Photo collage of interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaido and Governor Nicolas Maduro.

BOGOTA, Colombia — Amid rumors and confusion about the status of talks aimed at ending Venezuela’s grinding political crisis, the government of Norway on Thursday said that negotiations in Barbados are ongoing and cautioned the parties from muddying the waters.

“We announce that the representatives of the main political actors in Venezuela are continuing the negotiations that were initiated in Oslo,” Norway’s foreign ministry said in a press release. “We emphasize the importance of the parties showing utmost caution in their comments and statements about the process.”

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Venezuela 's Guaido says Norway talks to continue . Venezuela 's opposition leader Juan Guaido said that talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending "without agreement."

Venezuela 's political crisis appears to be reaching boiling point amid growing efforts by the opposition to unseat the socialist president, Nicolás Maduro. The South American country has been caught in a downward spiral for years with growing political discontent further fuelled by skyrocketing

Late Wednesday, Venezuelan Communications Minister Jorge Rodríguez announced in a tweet that “this round of talks has finished,” casting doubt on whether they had ended altogether.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó — who is considered the country’s legitimate president by Washington and more than 50 other nations — has not addressed the issue, but one of his representatives at the talks, congressman Stalin González, said the delegation was “in consultations to end the suffering of Venezuelans.”

Talks began in Barbados on Monday, under the auspices of the Norwegian government, with hopes that the Nicolás Maduro regime and Guaidó’s representatives can find a way out of the political crisis that has both men claiming to be the country’s rightful leader.

Venezuela's Maduro promotes dialogue with opposition after Guaido dismisses talks

Venezuela's Maduro promotes dialogue with opposition after Guaido dismisses talks Venezuela's Maduro promotes dialogue with opposition after Guaido dismisses talks

CARACAS, Venezuela — The embattled government of Venezuela struck back against its opponents on Thursday, winning strong support from the country’s armed forces and the solid backing of Russia, which warned the United States not to intervene.

Venezuelan government and opposition to resume talks in Norway . Talks will continue at an undisclosed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he hoped the discussions would help to ‘build a The world’s biggest powers are split on either side of the Venezuelan political crisis, as the

While negotiators have been tight-lipped, there are persistent rumors that one of the ideas being floated is new elections early next year, in which Maduro — who has been in power since 2013 — would not be a candidate.

Diosdado Cabello, a close Maduro ally and the head of the National Constitutional Assembly, however, said new elections weren’t negotiable

“We won’t have presidential elections,” he said Wednesday, according to El Nacional newspaper. “The only president here is Nicolás Maduro Moros who is just six months into his new term.”

Guaidó, 35, rose to prominence on Jan. 23 when he announced that it was his constitutional duty, as head of congress, to assume the presidency, arguing that Maduro had clung to power through fraud. Despite having broad international support he has little real power in the country.

Maduro, 57, says elections in May 2018 give him the right to rule through 2025 and that Guaidó is trying to illegally seize power with Washington’s backing.

Venezuelan leaders announce talks in Barbados to overcome crisis

Venezuelan leaders announce talks in Barbados to overcome crisis BOGOTA, Colombia - Venezuelan leaders will have a meeting in Barbados this week in hopes of finding a solution to the political crisis that has gripped the country for more than five months. In a statement issued late Sunday, Juan Guaido, the head of congress and the man that Washington and 50 other nations recognize as the country's sole president, said the meeting, promoted by the government of Norway, was necessary to avoid more bloodshed. "We don't have unlimited time. Each day that passes, the situation gets worse," Guaido said in a statement. "We need a solution now.

CARACAS, VENEZUELA - Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have returned to Norway for talks aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country, the Norwegian government said Saturday. Norway said it will mediate discussions next week in Oslo, in

He said he supported France’s call for peace talks , and said it “should be regionally based to improve the situation there”. “There has to be respect for the constitution and respect for the independence of the judiciary,” he added. Political rivals seized on Corbyn’s statement to criticise the Labour leader.

The talks are occurring as Washington continues to try to drive wedges within Maduro’s party. On Thursday, the U.S. secretary of Treasury sanctioned Venezuela’s Military Counterintelligence Agency after it was accused of torturing a Venezuelan naval officer to death early this month.

“The politically motivated arrest and tragic death of Captain Rafael Acosta was unwarranted and unacceptable,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. “Treasury is committed to ending the former Maduro regime’s inhumane treatment of political opponents, innocent civilians, and members of the military in an effort to suppress dissent.”

The ongoing political crisis is exacerbating an economic collapse featuring hyperinflation and food and medicine shortages. The United Nations says more than 5 million people have fled the country in recent years, the hemisphere’s largest migratory crisis.

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