Venezuelan opposition head proposes lifting U.S. sanctions progressively

Venezuelan opposition head proposes lifting U.S. sanctions progressively

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido gestures while wearing a face mask with the writing “Vaccines, now!” during a protest to demand that all people get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Caracas, Venezuela April 17, 2021. REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria/File Photo

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday proposed a progressive lifting of U.S. sanctions on the South American country as an incentive for President Nicolas Maduro’s government to reach an agreement with opposition parties.

In a video posted on his Twitter account, Guaido proposed a “national agreement” that would include a schedule for general elections with all opposition political parties, as well as the ruling Socialist Party.

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