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Biden and Venezuela’s Guaido Plan to Speak on Summit’s Sidelines

  • Venezuelan opposition leader was not invited to attend meeting
  • White House still recognizes Guaido as nation’s interim leader
Juan Guaido, president of the National Assembly who swore himself as the leader of Venezuela.

Juan Guaido, president of the National Assembly who swore himself as the leader of Venezuela.

Photographer: Carolina Cabral/Bloomberg

President Joe Biden and Juan Guaido plan to speak remotely during the Summit of the Americas this week, after the US declined to invite the Venezuela opposition leader to participate in the meeting in person. 

Biden is likely to hold a video call with Guaido Tuesday or Wednesday, Brian Nichols, assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs, said Tuesday to Venezuelan online television channel VPI. They’ll address “important issues” such as the return to the negotiation process in Mexico, Nichols said.