Nicolas Maduro’s presidency is not recognized by many countries, including the United States (file photo). – Credit: Cuban Presidency HANDOUT/MAXPPP/EPA/MAXPPP
The Venezuelan President wants to pursue “a process of normalizing diplomatic, consular and political relations” with Washington.
Will Venezuela-US relations improve? At least that’s what Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is proposing. On Sunday, January 1, he said that “Venezuela is ready, absolutely ready, to move ahead with a process of normalizing diplomatic, consular and political relations with this United States administration and with those who may be next.” This statement came in the context of an interview with French journalist Ignacio Ramonet and the Telesur channel, broadcast by Venezuelan public television.
Nicolas Maduro’s government broke with the United States in 2019, the year Donald Trump’s government recognized opponent Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president. In a bid to oust Nicolas Maduro from power, Washington had imposed a series of sanctions on Caracas, including an embargo on Venezuelan oil.
The war in Ukraine has brought the two countries closer together
Even if current President Joe Biden continues not to officially recognize Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela’s president and judges his election in 2018 a fraud, the oil crisis caused by the war in Ukraine has warmed relations. The White House sent envoys to Caracas in 2022 to negotiate easing sanctions on Venezuela after a breakthrough in negotiations between power and opposition. […] Continue reading
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