Pence to meet with 4 Latin American leaders during summit

18 April, 2018, 03:37 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Vice President PenceĀ speaks in Washington

It will be Pence's second trip to the region _ he traveled to Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Panama last August.

"Everyone who attacks Venezuela ends up losing; the Summit of the Americas has been a complete failure", said Maduro, whose invitation to the April 13 and 14 conference was rescinded by Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

He made the comments Saturday at the Summit of Americas taking place in Lima, Peru.

He says President Donald Trump is sending his regrets that he couldn't attend the summit.

Relations between the countries have also been strained amid mysterious sonic attacks that USA diplomats in Havana say have left them with ailments including headaches, hearing problems and concussions.

Even though Trump grapples using the Russian Federation evaluation Pence sought to attract a bright line against Vladimir Putin's alliance with Syria subsequent to a compound attack.

The president announced that the U.S., France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians.

Seeking rapprochement with Mexico, which has been over the border wall and immigration in danger with Trump, Pence stated the topic of financing for Trump border wall did not develop into his meeting with President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Pence came residence in Washington ancient Sunday and left Peru on Saturday day. It said Friday that they will discuss U.S-Mexico relations.


"I was seeing reports of some empty speeches by right-wing, unpopular, murderous, imperialist lackey presidents", Maduro said during his Saturday speech.

The U.S. vice president says Maduro has turned Venezuela into a dictatorship.

Later on, speaking in a cavernous hall of world leaders at the Summit of the Americas, " Pence expressed gratitude to Canada, Colombia as well as other states that experienced voiced support to its attack and also urged "every nation in this quadrant of liberty" to support that the military actions. They include National Assembly President Julio Borges and former Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma. - Pence defended the president while building support among USA allies for the joint strikes with Britain and France.

Pence had been sent to the Summit of the Americas in the capital, Lima, in place of President Donald Trump, who made a decision to focus on a response to a suspected poison gas attack in Syria that killed at least 60 people last week. And with tensions simmering over trade, Pence expressed hope alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the three nations could soon agree to a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.

Vice President Mike Pence plans to promote the U.S.as a steady trading partner and press Latin American partners to further isolate Venezuela during his weekend trip to Peru.

After noting that the theme of this year's Summit of the Americas is stopping corruption, the Granma journalist asked Rubio if he would continue accepting money from the NRA after the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Vizcarra says addressing corruption "is the utmost importance to us".

In place of theatrical leaders, Latin countries are largely governed by more technocratic, business-oriented presidents focused on economic issues. He's also expected to urge Latin American allies to maintain pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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