15 de agosto de 2017 06:42 AM
Actualizado el 29 de agosto de 2017 06:51 AM
At a time of the highest pressure from Washington on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, US Vice-President Mike Pence embarked on a tour from Sunday, August 13 through Friday, August 18 of four Latin American countries, with Venezuela being among the items top in the agenda.
Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Panama, the countries included in Pence’s tour, signed last week the Lima Declaration, under which 12 Latin American nations put the blame on Maduro for breach of the democratic order and disown the Constituent Assembly, DPA reported.
Pence met on Thursday with US President Donald Trump in Bedminster, New Jersey, where Trump is spending his summer holidays. They and national security adviser Herbert Raymond McMaster discussed the Venezuelan case.
“We need to speak up to condemn the government of Venezuela due to abuse of authority and abuse of its own citizens,” Pence said earlier in June.
Trump has applied increasing pressure on Maduro since the election of the Constituent Assembly, even including the Venezuelan president in the black list of the US Department of the Treasury.