Venezuela crisis talks wobble, December meeting key

Jesus Torrealba, secretary general of the main opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), speaks during a press conference in Caracas on November 2, 2016Talks aimed at easing Venezuela’s economic and political crisis are threatening to run off the rails and could come to a head on December 6, opposition members warned Thursday. The Vatican-backed “dialogue” aims to calm tensions as the center-right opposition demands a vote on removing Socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The opposition MUD coalition this week accused the government of boycotting the talks.

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