Venezuelan ambassador attends peace talks in Havana
After a Christmas break, the Colombian government and the FARC resumed talks last January 14
Chaderton showed up at Havana's Conventions Palace, the venue of the peace talks, shortly after the arrival of the representatives both of behalf of the guerrilla and the government of President Juan Manuel Santos, Efe reported.
The ambassador made no comments. It is unknown if he will avail himself of this opportunity to visit Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who was admitted to hospital last December 11 for a cancer surgery.
Venezuela and Chile act as "companions" in the peace talks started last November. For their part, Cuba and Norway are the "guarantors."
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.