Venezuela plans renewed relations with the US "at any possible level"
Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolás Maduro has confirmed the appointment of ambassador to the Organization of American States, Roy Chaderton, to restore diplomatic relations with the US, frozen since 2010
"We have no problems in restoring the relations under the basis of respect, and regularize the diplomatic relations at any level." As a matter of fact, the Venezuelan vice-president remarked that whenever the Venezuelan Government seeks to resume relations with Barack Obama's Government, "sabotage is ignited by ultra right-wing sectors with overwhelming power and controlling the industrial, military, and mass media apparatus of the US."
The vice-president also revealed that Chaderton has been in contact with Washington three times upon the express authorization of President Hugo Chávez.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.