"The US diplomat made two demands: for Spain to immediately recognize Guaidó as the legitimate president, and to cut off all dialogue with Maduro," El Pais reported. The United States has exerted considerable pressure on the left-leaning government in Spain, led by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, in order to come out against the Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro, recognize the opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido as the country "interim president," and not to endorse or participate in any talks or dialogue between the opposition and the government, the Spanish newspaper El Pais reported Friday. "We are under a lot of pressure - I won't tell you from whom but you can figure it out - to vote against the creation of this group," Foreign Minister José Borrell told El Pais, alluding to an EU-sponsored international contact group meant to foster dialogue in Venezuela. The newspaper reported that in several meetings ahead of Jan 23, the day Guaido proclaimed himself the interim president, and...
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