Guaido Reverses Course; Opposition Will Join Venezuelan Negotiations

Guaido Lopez
Venezuelan opposition leaders Juan Guaido and Leopoldo Lopez (Credit: YouTube)

After the failure of the April 29 uprising to oust President Nicholas Maduro and second guessing in the Trump White House, the Venezuela opposition is embracing negotiations to end the country’s political ordeal.

“The parties will meet this week in Barbados to move forward in the search for an agreed-upon and constitutional solution for the country.”

Norwegian Foreign Ministry statement

Juan Guaido, the opposition who is recognized as president by the U.S. and other countries, announced the opposition will attend the new negotiations with Maduro’s representatives and Norwegian mediators. After the breakdown in the last round of negotiations, held in Oslo, Norway, in May, Guaido had said the opposition did not plan to join any further talks.

On Monday, Guaido changed course.

In response to the mediation of the Kingdom of Norway, (the opposition) will attend a meeting with representatives of the usurper regime in Barbados, to establish a negotiation on the end of the dictatorship….The Venezuelan people, our allies and the world’s democracies recognize the need for a truly free and transparent electoral process that will allow us to surpass the crisis.”

What will the Democratic presidential contender say? As I reported on May 2.

Vice President Joe Biden was quick to endorse the Trump approach [to Venezuela] with a tweet on Tuesday, which Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Mayor Pete Buttigieg forcefully rejected, in different ways,


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