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Colombia: Venezuela's problems require 'constructive dialogue' – says Guterres01:29

Colombia: Venezuela's problems require 'constructive dialogue' – says Guterres

Colombia, Cartagena
October 30, 2016 at 14:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

UN Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres spoke at the 25th Ibero-American Summit in Cartagena on Saturday, where he touched on issues related to Venezuela.

The Portuguese politician said that there was a "clear consensus" on Venezuela between leaders that there could be no "solution for the Venezuelan problems [...] without a constructive dialogue between the parts with the international community's support"

Earlier this week, the National Assembly of Venezuela agreed to initiate the impeachment process against President Nicolas Maduro. It was proposed in reaction to an earlier court ruling which blocked an effort to mandate a recall referendum against Maduro. Maduro's popularity has dipped considerably in the face of a deepening economic crisis. He did not attend the summit.

Colombia: Venezuela's problems require 'constructive dialogue' – says Guterres01:29
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UN Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres spoke at the 25th Ibero-American Summit in Cartagena on Saturday, where he touched on issues related to Venezuela.

The Portuguese politician said that there was a "clear consensus" on Venezuela between leaders that there could be no "solution for the Venezuelan problems [...] without a constructive dialogue between the parts with the international community's support"

Earlier this week, the National Assembly of Venezuela agreed to initiate the impeachment process against President Nicolas Maduro. It was proposed in reaction to an earlier court ruling which blocked an effort to mandate a recall referendum against Maduro. Maduro's popularity has dipped considerably in the face of a deepening economic crisis. He did not attend the summit.

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