Venezuela Suspends Talks with Mexico After Extradition of Maduro Ally
After the Cape Verde Islands expedited the Venezuelan envoy to the US, Caracas announces the suspension of talks with opposition officials in Mexico.
Venezuela suspended its participation in the discussion with the opposition after the Cape Verde Islands turned over Alex Saab, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's ambassador to the US on allegations of "money laundering."
According to AP, six US oil executives who were previously arrested were placed under house arrest in a "gesture of goodwill."
Jorge Rodriguez, the President of the National Assembly of Venezuela since 2021 and head of the government negotiation team announced that his country's delegation will not attend Sunday's fourth session of discussions in Mexico.
According to the official Radio Cape Verde Islands, Alex Saab, a businessman is wanted by US authorities in connection to money laundering and a bribery scheme in Florida.
Saab was apprehended in June 2020 in Cape Verde and extradited to the US on Saturday.
It is worth noting that the Venezuelan government included Saab on its negotiation team in September when the two parties met in Mexico to try to resolve the political situation.