U.S. Vice President Pence To Announce Additional Humanitarian Aid For Venezuelan Refugees During Brazil Trip

Bloomberg: U.S. to Pledge Aid to Venezuelan Refugees Near Brazil Border
“U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will announce an increase in humanitarian aid to Venezuelan refugees during his upcoming visit to Brazil, according to two people with direct knowledge of the issue. The financial aid to be made via the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, will be announced by Pence in the Amazon port city of Manaus, according to the two people who asked not to be named because the U.S. is going to make the decision public…” (Adghirni/Iglesias/Talev, 6/25).

The Hill: Trump administration to announce additional aid for Venezuelan refugees: report
“…Pence announced in April that the U.S. would provide $16 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees escaping the country’s brutal economic conditions…” (Samuels, 6/25).

Wall Street Journal: Mike Pence’s Visit to Latin America Will Include Talks on Migrant Crisis
“…A senior White House official said Mr. Pence’s trip is aimed at demonstrating to Latin Americans that various elections taking place across the continent this year offer those citizens a choice. … His final stop, in Guatemala, is aimed at demonstrating U.S. support for relief efforts following the deadly Volcán del Fuego volcano eruption…” (Salama, 6/26).

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