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.
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.
Venezuelan opposition said talks with the government to end two-month-long protests must be televised, mediated by a third party and have a set agenda after President Nicolas Maduro offered to meet his opponents today “without previous conditions or agenda.”
Venezuela allowed the bolivar to weaken 88 percent on a new currency market after loosening controls, a move to increase dollar supplies needed to alleviate a record shortage of imports including medicine, food and toilet paper.
The death toll from more than three weeks of protests in Venezuela rose to 19 as opposition and government supporters held rival marches and the Organization of American States hosted a closed-door meeting on the crisis.
Venezuelan government and opposition supporters held rival marches today in Caracas after President Nicolas Maduro rejected any mediation by the Organization of American States and cut diplomatic and commercial ties with Panama.