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A Twist in Caracas: Is a Venezuela-U.S. Reboot on the Cards?

High-ranking U.S. officials made a surprise trip to Venezuela’s capital, hinting at efforts to improve bilateral relations and end the standoff between the Maduro government and its opponents.

The backdrop is Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which just might be changing strategic calculations an ocean away.

  • Phil Gunson
  • ICG

An unexpected visit to Caracas by the highest-level U.S. delegation in over five years has raised the prospect of a reboot in efforts to resolve Venezuela’s protracted political and humanitarian crisis.

A flurry of statements from both sides, meanwhile, has planted the notion that Venezuelan-U.S. relations can be revived.

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