Venezuela’s rival political factions will take their power struggle to New York next week, where their representatives will each try to convince a gathering of world leaders at the UN that their boss is the country’s legitimate head of state.
The South American nation was plunged into political turmoil in January when National Assembly speaker Juan Guaido declared himself acting president.
Dialogue between Venezuela’s opposition and President Nicolas Maduro’s government will resume in Barbados, self-declared interim president Juan Guaido said on Sunday, after previous negotiations in Norway petered out.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday proposed early elections for the National Assembly, which is headed by opposition leader Juan Guaido and is the sole body recognized as democratically legitimate by most Western nations.
President Nicolas Maduro welcomed Friday the “beginning of talks” with the Venezuelan opposition in Norway, after months of bloody clashes between the two sides.