As the situation in Venezuela worsens, government and opposition leaders are heading to Norway at that government's invitation to enter into negotiations in order to find a way out of the impasse.
According to Catholic relief agencies, indigenous families, such as the Warao, have been forced to flee to Venezuala from Brazil, because of environmental and economic hardships.
A Nicaraguan bishop said he will leave the country indefinitely as concerns for his security increase -- presumably the product of his criticisms of the Central American nation's president.
The executive branch headed by President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela “lacks legitimacy” but has de facto power, while Mr. Guaidó has legitimacy but not executive power. Venezuela in effect has two governments.
The advisory panels should become a means of assistance and counsel for their respective national bishops’ conferences. “The members of these groups can instruct, with their own experience, how to deal with the issue of abuse, especially when it comes to listening to victims and accompanying them.”