Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido says that Norway's effort to mediate in the standoff with the government of President Maduro had stalled and no new talks were planned.
Fernando Alban was arrested last week for alleged involvement in the explosion of two drones during a military parade that was led by President Nicolas Maduro which injured seven soldiers in August.
Democratic Unity alliance returns to talks even as it criticises the government for unilaterally setting a deadline for elections and banning it from the ballot. Venezuelans blame Maduro for food shortages and inflation but he remains ahead in polls.
The Maduro government is considering ejecting Canadian and Brazilian envoys who have been accused of meddling in local Venezuelan politics.
Venezuela's government and opposition will send delegates to the Dominican Republic to discuss the possibility of negotiations after months of turmoil in the country.
Facing the world's highest inflation, Venezuela's government hopes that replacing the 100-bolivar bill will combat smuggling on its border with Colombia, and help pull it out of economic collapse. The bill is worth less than 2 US cents.
Venezuelan economic crises are not unprecedented and cannot be blamed solely on socialism, Hugo Chavez, or Nicolas Maduro. This is why history keeps repeating itself in a nation so blessed with natural resources.
The announcement follows a deal signed between the government and FARC, the largest guerrilla movement in the country. The decades-long conflict between rebel factions and Colombia has resulted in the deaths of over 250,000 people.
Jihad Ahmed Mustafa Diyab was held in extrajudicial detention for 12 years in Guantanamo. After his release in 2014, he was arrested by Venezuelan security forces and since then has been held incommunicado.
Once the most prosperous country in Latin America, Venezuela has descended into chaos because of its excessive reliance on oil.
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