Venezuela: Maduro says regime will resume talks with US regime

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Monday that talks would soon resume with the United States, which has reimposed crippling sanctions on the South American country’s oil industry, as he looks towards this month’s election. Maduro claimed that Washington had initiated the proposal and that Caracas had agreed to it after two months of careful consideration. … The United States also had suspended some sanctions after Maduro’s government and the opposition agreed in Barbados last October to hold a free and fair vote in 2024 under the watchful eye of international observers. But the thaw ended when Maduro’s opponents were not allowed to run against him in elections, and the sanctions were snapped back in place in April.” (07/02/24)