The United States ambassador to Venezuela, James Story, assured that his return to the country will depend on the progress of the negotiations between the Unitary Platform, the Legitimate Government and Maduro’s regime, which are being carried out in Mexico.
“It all depends on that dialogue. How much are we going to achieve? How many of the necessary changes are they going to make so that we can think about returning to Venezuela? A living democracy gives us the opportunity to think about it,” assured Amb. Story.
Furthermore, the North American ambassador specified that for the embassy to return to Venezuela is necessary a path that leads to free, fair and verifiable presidential and parliamentary elections, as well as space for democracy and let people think whatever they want. A live democracy perhaps gives us an opportunity to do so.
Likewise, he affirmed that he is aware of the need for a diplomatic headquarters in Caracas, so that Venezuelans can complete visa procedures, and to support civil society organizations and the country’s communities.
“It would be better to be in Venezuela to help you in that process, and to help and work with civil society, work with the communities that need more support from the international community. Not to get into domestic politics, but to help people,” he concluded.