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Pence To Meet With Venezuelan Exile Community In Miami

Associated Press
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, speaks with Venezuelan opposition leaders, from left, Carlos Vecchio, Julio Borges, David Smolansky and Antonio Ledezma during a meeting at the residence of the U.S. ambassador in Lima, Peru, in April 2018.

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, second lady Karen Pence, will fly to Miami on Friday to meet with the Venezuelan exile community and rally the community behind opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s efforts to “restore freedom and democracy in Venezuela.”

A White House official said Pence will participate in a roundtable discussion at the Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center with Venezuelan exiles and community leaders including families, political prisoners and former elected officials “who were forced to flee their country due to political persecution.”

“Following, the Vice President will give formal remarks, he will rally support for the Venezuelan people and reiterate the steadfast support from the United States in their fight for freedom,” a White House official said.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald