Venezuela Guaido Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido flashes a victory sign as he arrives to a citizens' assembly to ask for the release of the opposition figure Freddy Guevara, a month of his arrest in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday Aug. 12, 2021.
The opposition would go on to lose its National Assembly leadership in an election.
Two years and a few days after the discussions in the Caribbean ended, both sides will meet Friday, this time in Mexico, under very different circumstances, the only constant being that Maduro remains in power.
The country’s crises have worsened, the opposition has weakened and fractured, the U.S.’s policy toward Venezuela remains unclear, and millions of people in the troubled country are more focused on surviving the pandemic than on politics.
Former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, who in the last year has confronted Guaidó, said the opposition should not limit discussions to political and electoral matters.