Pence Going To Colombia To Demand Maduro Step Down

Vice President Mike Pence at the Pentagon on Aug. 9, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

Vice President Pence will travel to Colombia Monday to demand Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro step down and allow U.S.-recognized interim President Juan Guaidó take power.

Pence will be in Colombia to “voice the United States’ unwavering support for interim President Juan Guaido and highlight the Venezuelan people’s fight for democracy over dictatorship,” the vice president’s office said in a statement.

The Trump administration has repeatedly called on Maduro to step down, excoriating him as a socialist dictator whose policies have sparked food and medicine shortages in what was once one of Latin America’s most prosperous country.

Read more at The Hill.



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