Thursday 22 August, 2019

Venezuelan government, opposition resume talks in Barbados

People hold placards that spell out in Spanish: "No more torture" during an opposition protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday July 5, 2019. (AP Photos/Leonardo Fernandez)

People hold placards that spell out in Spanish: "No more torture" during an opposition protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday July 5, 2019. (AP Photos/Leonardo Fernandez)

The Venezuelan government and the opposition are resuming talks aimed at ending the political crisis in their country.

Venezuelan Information Minister Jorge Rodríguez said Monday on Twitter that he and the rest of the government's delegation have arrived for negotiations in the Caribbean nation of Barbados, where several days of talks were also held last week.

Rodríguez was flanked by representatives including Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza and Miranda state Gov. Héctor Rodríguez, governor of Venezuela's Miranda state in the video message.

 

Chief opposition negotiator Stalin González earlier confirmed that his delegation was returning to Barbados for talks mediated by Norway.

The U.S.-backed opposition wants to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who has defied pressure to resign.

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