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Venezuela Releases Opposition Leader to Attend Mexico Talks

  • Guaido deputy Guevara had been jailed in Caracas since July
  • Talks between government, opposition to resume Sept. 3
Freddy Guevara speaks during a National Assembly session in Caracas, on Nov. 19, 2020.

Freddy Guevara speaks during a National Assembly session in Caracas, on Nov. 19, 2020.

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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro released Freddy Guevara, an opposition leader who had been jailed for more than a month, so that he can act as a negotiator in political talks set to start next month.

A top ally of Juan Guaido, Guevara was freed late Sunday from the Caracas headquarters of the police intelligence unit known as Sebin.