Venezuela’s government held televised talks with the opposition for the first time since the outbreak of protests against inflation and rising crime that have roiled the nation and left at least 39 dead.
Venezuela’s government started televised talks with the opposition at the presidential palace in Caracas following two months of protests against inflation and rising crime that have left at least 39 people dead.
A disease damaging banana crops in Southeast Asia has spread to the Middle East and Africa, posing risks to world supply and trade totaling $8.9 billion, according to the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization.
Venezuela’s government and opposition said they had agreed to formal talks involving a third party mediator to address concern that sparked two months of protests that have left at least 39 people dead.
OPEC, which supplies 40 percent of the world’s oil, will accommodate additional output from members Iraq, Iran and Libya, Secretary-General Abdalla El-Badri said, without explaining how it will do so under the group’s ceiling.