Trudeau to meet Pence at Americas summit in Lima: PMO

by Garry Watts April 14, 2018, 10:39
Trudeau to meet Pence at Americas summit in Lima: PMO

One can not speak about democracy and respect when someone has been uninvited, when Venezuela is not present, said Cuban Ambassador Juan Antonio Fernandez, who denounced the double standard because 'they speak about democracy, dialogue and participation, but all of us must be there'.

The meeting comes amid efforts to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and signs that U.S. President Donald Trump is considering rejoining the recently signed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

The move came shortly before President Donald Trump is expected to address the US on Friday night amid anticipation of a retaliatory strike for an apparent Syrian chemical weapon attack last weekend that killed more than 40 people.

Opposition leader David Smolansky says Maduro's government "has become a threat to the region".

The vice president announced that the US would provide almost $16 million in humanitarian assistance to Venezuelans who have fled their country under the rule of President Nicolas Maduro. In Venezuela, President Maduro has been accused of rushing through a slew of contracts with Odebrecht, while in Colombia some lawmakers have been jailed because of an Odebrecht inquiry.

Pence says, "We want one message to be clear: We are with the people of Venezuela".

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The U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, said the new funds would include a contribution to the United Nations Refugee Agency, which is aiding Venezuelans in Brazil and Colombia. In addition to Pena Nieto, Pence is also planning to meet in Lima with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He was meeting with Venezuelan opposition leaders.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has met with a Cuban opposition leader along the sidelines of an worldwide summit in Peru.

Showing solidarity with opposition leaders, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Latin American allies on Friday to further isolate Venezuela, suggesting the Trump administration would seek additional sanctions to counter the country's political crisis. Although Castro never officially confirmed he would attend the summit, there were high expectations he would show to bid farewell to regional leaders as he prepares to step down in a week's time from the presidency.

Pence is departing for the Summit of the Americas in Lima on Friday.

President Donald Trump has partially rolled back former President Barack Obama's diplomatic opening with the communist island. During the meeting with four opposition leaders, Pence listened as they described their once-prosperous country devolving into chaos.

On Friday, Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto told the CEOs that the U.S.is welcome to "eventually reconsider its decision and take advantage of the opportunity to be part of the TPP".


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