Venezuela’s Maduro will not attend UN General Assembly

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced he will not be attending the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly later this month. On Thursday, the embattled leader said the executive vice president and the foreign minister will be sent to New York in his place.

Maduro refusing to take part in talks with opposition

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is refusing to resume talks with the opposition over an envoy’s remarks regarding an oil-rich part of Guyana.During a meeting on Friday, Maduro said the opposition must reject calls to give up the country’s long-standing claims to the Essequibo region. This comes after Venezuela’s vice president released recordings of Juan Guaido’s envoy Vanessa Neumann, urging the opposition to give up claims.