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Venezuela Peace Conference Begins With Opposition Boycott

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro heard from his critics and supporters at a “peace conference” in Caracas that the main political opposition group decided to skip following two weeks of protests that have killed 14 people.

“Our country is not well, Mr. President,” Jorge Roig, head of the country’s main federation of business chambers, said to Maduro today at the event broadcast to the nation. “We have economic indicators that show us with one of the highest inflation rates in the world, with enormous shortages.”