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Vatican open to facilitator role for Venez crisis

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a meeting with a South American delegation of foreign ministers at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The foreign ministers representing the Union of South American Nations or UNASUR arrived Tuesday aiming to ease political tensions and facilitate dialogue between Venezuela's government and opponents who are urging Maduro's resignation. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Vatican says it’s willing to help facilitate talks between Venezuela’s government and its opponents aimed at ending weeks of deadly unrest that have paralyzed much of the country.

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