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29 Countries Urge Venezuela to Free Prisoners, Launch Peace Talks

Paraguay led nearly 30 countries Thursday in calling on Venezuela to engage in a national dialogue with the opposition to preserve peace and security, and to release political prisoners. Oscar Cabello Sarubbi, Paraguay’s vice minister of foreign affairs, read the statement on behalf of 29 countries, including Britain and the United States, at the U.N. Human Rights Council. It drew a rebuke by Venezuela and its allies, including Cuba and Syria, at the Geneva forum. The joint...

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