Venezuela govt, opposition vow to find peaceful way out of crisis

Picture taken during a meeting between Venezuela's government and opposition leaders for Vatican-backed talks, in a bid to settle the country's deepening political crisis, in Caracas on November 11, 2016Venezuela’s embattled government and the opposition committed themselves Saturday to seeking a peaceful, democratic way out of a deepening crisis that has led to food shortages and sky-high inflation. Opposition MUD coalition leader Jesus Torrealba has warned his side would seek early elections if President Nicolas Maduro keeps refusing a referendum, as he has vowed. Under constitutional rules, the opposition must secure a referendum before January 10 if it wants to remove Maduro.

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