Representatives of Venezuela’s government and opposition say they have agreed to find ways to deal with the pressing needs of Venezuelans, especially in combatting the coronavirus pandemic
The statement offered no specifics on what might be done. though it indicated they would be relying on help from multilateral organizations.
In addition, the parties said the first point of the next round of talks will be discussions on Venezuela’s justice system and respect for its constitutional institutions.
However, President Nicolás Maduro continued to lash out over the weekend at Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader supported by the U.S. and other nations, for his attempt to wrest power in 2019.
“There is not going to be impunity here, neither in Mexico nor on Mars,” Maduro said Sunday. “There has to be justice, severe justice.”
The country’s political, social and economic crises, entangled with plummeting oil production and prices, have continued to deepen during the pandemic.
The U.S. government eased a sanction in July so that people can eventually regain access to propane rather than cooking on coal or wood stoves. The decision was seen as a good-faith gesture to promote dialogue.