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Maduro’s government skips talks with opposition to protest U.S. sanctions

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Venezuela’s government has skipped Norway-brokered talks with the opposition that was due to take place in Barbados this week.

The reason for withdrawn talk is to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order to freeze Venezuelan government assets in the United States and barred U.S. citizens from conducting business with Maduro’s government.

On the other side, Legislator Stalin Gonzalez, a member of the opposition delegation, accused the Venezuela government of backtracking on its commitment to the dialogue, which began in Oslo in May.

Gonzalez took to his twitter account to express his indignation. He wrote, “They’ve spent days saying they believe in peace and in the Oslo mechanism, (but) they fear the possibility of true political change in the country.”

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