Ramón Guillermo Aveledo has announced that the MUD will “freeze” its participation in the UNASUR and Vatican sponsored talks with the government. According to Aveledo dialogue is no longer possible under continued government repression of student protests.
President Maduro has another explanation for Aveledo’s announcement: he claims that the opposition is being pressurized by its foreign bosses into walking out of the dialogue sessions.
“Now, after they [the opposition] sat down [at the dialogue sessions], they have received a lot of pressure. I know it. The problem is that I know too much. I know of the pressure their families have received form the extremist sectors of Miami, including threats. And there is [also] the power of money. I know of the pressure that is being exercised by the extremist lobby of the Tea Party”, declared Maduro.