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U.S. Vice President Pence Pledges Solidarity With Venezuelan People, Interim President Guaidó; Humanitarian Crisis Continues

NPR: Pence On Venezuela: ‘We Will Keep Standing With You Until … Libertad Is Restored’
“Vice President Pence traveled to Bogotá, Colombia, on Monday and urged regional leaders to support Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, vowing that the U.S. will stand with the opposition leader ‘until your libertad is restored.’ Pence also announced U.S. sanctions against several border-state governors aligned with embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro who are said to be involved in blocking shipments of humanitarian aid from reaching Venezuelans…” (Ingber, 2/25).

Roll Call: Big risks, ‘no silver bullet’ as Trump wades further into Venezuelan unrest
“…Minutes later, in remarks at a conference in Bogota to officials from a dozen countries trying to find a solution to the Venezuelan unrest, Pence called Maduro the ‘tyrant in Caracas’ and slammed him for dancing at a rally over the weekend ‘as his henchmen murdered civilians and burned truckloads of food and medicine destined for the people of Venezuela’…” (Bennett, 2/25).

Additional coverage of the humanitarian and health care situation in Venezuela is available from the Associated Press, Homeland Preparedness News, Vox, and Washington Post.