World Bulletin / News Desk
After expelling three US diplomats last week and revoking the work permits of two CNN journalists for their one-sided coverage of anti-government protests in Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro is now said to be seeking talks with US president Barack Obama.
Saying a meeting would "put the truth out on the table", Maduro said "I call for a dialogue between Venezuela and the United States and its government."
Maduro, who has deemed his country's anti-government protests as a coup attempt backed by the US, also added that talks would be complex until the US accepted "the full autonomy and independence of Latin America".
President Maduro took over from former president Hugo Chavez, who died shortly after being relected in office last year. As a close aid of the late former president, his election in April is deemed by many in the opposition to be a continuation of policies started during Chavez's 23-year rule.Last Mod: 22 Şubat 2014, 15:51