|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Venezuela (Click here for more Venezuela news)

Spain, Dominican Republic Call for Urgent Dialogue in Venezuela

SANTO DOMINGO – Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas urged on Tuesday both the Venezuelan government and opposition to begin an urgent dialogue.

In a statement issued after a meeting of the two politicians, and to which EFE had access, both said they were “convinced” that there exists “the opportunity for a process of meetings, mutual understanding and reconciliation.”

In that sense, Rodriguez Zapatero and Vargas invited the government and opposition “to go through a process of negotiation and political accord.”

A process which, they said in the statement, “must be guided by the greatest respect for the principles of democracy, human rights, social commitment and national sovereignty, and developed on the basis of formal negotiations with guarantees of trust and credibility.”

Rodriguez Zapatero is one of the mediators of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) for Venezuela, together with former Dominican President Leonel Fernandez and Panama’s Martin Torrijos.

Since April of this year, Venezuela has been the scene of protests against and in favor of the government.

The protests increased last May when Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro established a Constituent Assembly made up exclusively of Chavista members and totally rejected by both the opposition and a large part of the foreign community.

The Constituent Assembly, installed last August, up to now has passed a law punishing “hate crimes” that includes the regulation of social networks, and this week is expected to install commissions that will draw up the new constitution.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved