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Opposition Announces Talks In Barbados: Venezuela Crisis

First Posted: Jul 19, 2019 12:54 AM EDT
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Venezuela's opposition says it has agreed to resume talks with President Nicolás Maduro to try to resolve a prolonged political crisis. A meeting between opposition and government officials will be held in Barbados, self-declared interim President Juan Guaidó says. 

A date for the talks mediated by Norway was not given. Dialogue between the two sides broke down in May. There was no immediate comment from Mr. Maduro's government. 

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Mr. Guaidó, head of the country's National Assembly, declared himself interim president in January and has the backing of more than 50 countries, including the US and most of Latin America.

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