CARACAS, Tuesday January 22, 2013 | Update

Venezuelan ambassador attends peace talks in Havana

After a Christmas break, the Colombian government and the FARC resumed talks last January 14

Rebel Rubén Zamora reads out a press release, together with Ricardo Téllez and Tanja Nijmeijer (Photo: Efe)
Tuesday January 22, 2013  01:12 PM
Venezuelan Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) Roy Chaderton attended on Tuesday as guest the renewed peace talks between the Colombian government and the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) in Havana, Cuba, after a break.

Chaderton showed up at Havana's Conventions Palace, the venue of the peace talks, shortly after the arrival of the representatives both of behalf of the guerrilla and the government of President Juan Manuel Santos, Efe reported.

The ambassador made no comments. It is unknown if he will avail himself of this opportunity to visit Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who was admitted to hospital last December 11 for a cancer surgery.

Venezuela and Chile act as "companions" in the peace talks started last November. For their part, Cuba and Norway are the "guarantors."
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