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Venezuela Accepts Vatican Role in Dialogue With Opposition

  • Vatican’s inclusion announced by Unasur’s Ernesto Samper
  • Opposition mounting recall referendum vote on President Maduro

President Nicolas Maduro’s government accepted the opposition’s proposal to have the Vatican participate in talks to address Venezuela’s deepening political crisis.

“Both sides have accepted the Vatican joining this work,” Unasur Secretary-General Ernesto Samper said on state television after a meeting between Maduro a group of former heads of state seeking government-opposition talks.