Latin American Foreign Ministers Mediate Talks in Venezuela

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Foreign ministers from across Latin America are in Caracas hoping to start talks aimed at ending months of unrest that have plagued Venezuela. The coalition from the Union of South American Nations ( UNASUR) met with both President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders.

Maduro has agreed to take part in the talks. Members of the opposition say they are also willing to meet but first certain conditions must be met. The moderate Democratic Unity Roundtable opposition coalition had said it will join Maduro for talks. MUD seeks change without unseating Maduro.
But after meeting with the visiting South American ministers on Monday night, MUD was evasive about whether it would in fact meet with Maduro. MUD said in a statement the talks have to have a clear agenda and be broadcast on national radio and television. MUD wants the agenda to include amnesty for people arrested in the protests, an independent probe of the violence and the disarming under international supervision of so-called collectives, which are armed civilians the opposition says are linked to the government.  There’s no word on whether the Venezuelan government will meet their demands. CCTV’s Martin Markovits reports from Caracas with details.

 

Latin American Foreign Ministers Mediate Talks in Venezuela

Latin American Foreign Ministers Mediate Talks in Venezuela

Foreign ministers from across Latin America are in Caracas hoping to start talks aimed at ending months of unrest that have plagued Venezuela.CCTV's Martin Markovits reports from Caracas with details.
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