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Mexican Envoy Visits Caracas as U.S. Weighs Sanctions Relief

  • Mexican Foreign Ministry official Guadarrama was in Caracas
  • Trip included meetings with government, opposition figures
A mural of Nicolas Maduro in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas.

A mural of Nicolas Maduro in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas.

Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg
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A senior diplomat from Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, Efrain Guadarrama, met with Venezuelan government and opposition representatives in Caracas this week amid signs that the U.S. is willing to negotiate a loosening of sanctions on President Nicolas Maduro’s regime.

Guadarrama, who’s close to Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard, met with National Assembly President Jorge Rodriguez, an ally of Maduro, and representatives from the opposition, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. He left on Tuesday afternoon after spending two days in the country, the people said, asking not to be named because the information isn’t public.