Agence France-PresseApril 16, 2014 01:04
Venezuela's government and opposition sat down Tuesday for a new round of talks aimed at ending two months of deadly protests that have rocked the oil-rich nation.
Vice President Jorge Arreaza was leading the meeting with the Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition, which agreed to begin the talks last week under the auspices of South American nations and the Vatican.
"Here with the (UNASUR) foreign ministers, and the nuncio, we are starting the first session of preparatory work. We will comment on the way out," tweeted Ramon Aveledo, a top MUD representative.