Venezuela government, opposition to resume talks in Barbados
CARACAS-The Associated Press
Norway's Foreign Ministry says negotiations aimed at resolving Venezuela's political deadlock are to resume on the Caribbean island of Barbados in the coming week.
The Scandinavian nation is acting as a mediator in the talks and it said on July 7 that representatives of Venezuela's government and opposition have agreed to meet in Barbados to seek a "constitutional" solution to the country's political crisis.
Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-controlled congress, has stepped efforts trying to force President Nicolas Maduro out of office. Guaido is supported by the U.S. and about four dozen other nations.
Guaido confirmed the resumption of negotiations, saying his ultimate goal is to secure new elections.