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Venezuela calls for peace talks with US to end unrest

‘DIALOGUE AMONG EQUALS’:The call came after the US dismissed claims it was behind the riots as absurd and after Venezuela’s foreign minister called John Kerry a murderer

AFP, CARACAS

The Popular Will, a prominent opposition party, was set to hold a rival demo in another part of the capital, “to repudiate the brutal onslaught of state security and pro-government [vigilante] groups against demonstrators.”

However the march was called off due to the “threat from violent groups” that support the government, Popular Will spokesman Johan Merchan said.

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