Venezuelan President ‘open’ to talks with the Opposition, Opposition renews calls for fresh elections


    There has been no response yet from this country’s government, after reports that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is open to peace talks with “all” of that country’s opposition.

    During a televised address to the diplomatic corps last night, Mr Maduro said he was open to those talks to be held “wherever”, and referred to Trinidad as one possible venue.

    The situation in Venezuela though remains tense.

    According to the BBC, the Opposition leader says people are living in a “dictatorship”, and has renewed calls for fresh elections.

    Juan Guaidó declared himself interim leader last week and has been recognised by more than 20 countries, including the US.

    President Nicolás Maduro retains the support of Russia, which has accused the US of “illegal” interference.

    The UN says at least 40 people are believed to have died in recent unrest.