Pence informed U.S. leaders of Syria announcement

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Pence is in Lima, Peru, to attend the Summit of the Americas and called the leaders from his hotel room.

The vice president plans to attend a banquet hosted by Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra later Friday.

Today, the United States announced almost $16 million in humanitarian assistance for Venezuelans who have fled their country due to the crisis there.

A Pence aide said Pence planned to meet with Pena Nieto early Saturday, with the get-together only being finalized late on Friday. The vice president called Maduro's government a "dictatorship" and said the USA would continue to push a hard line against the country's leadership.

In total, the US humanitarian response to the Venezuela crisis comes to more than $21 million since FY 2017. He said the USA would push "additional sanctions, additional isolation and additional diplomatic pressure - beginning in our hemisphere but across the wider world".

Pence is filling in for President Donald Trump at the Summit of the Americas in Lima after the president pulled out to focus on the USA response to an apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Senate Democrats are urging Vice President Mike Pence to use his trip to Lima to reset relations with a region where they say President Donald Trump's immigrant-bashing rhetoric is costing the USA influence. But a coterie of leftists, including Brazil's Lula da Silva, Argentina's NĂ©stor Kirchner, and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, with the support of soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona, buried the idea, arguing that free-trade agreements were an imperialist US weapon.

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

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday told business leaders meeting in Peru's capital that under the right conditions the U.S. would reconsider joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite Trump's earlier decision to back away from an initial deal. They include National Assembly President Julio Borges and former Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma.

Pence says he will be calling on USA allies to provide additional humanitarian aid during the Summit of the Americas in Lima.

The deal was meant to create a sweeping trade bloc and help counterbalance China's economic influence.

Yet the timing of the trade pitch will be delicate.

Trump said on Thursday the NAFTA talks between Canada, Mexico and the USA were "coming along great" and "we're getting pretty close to a deal".

Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Peru for a Latin American summit at which he's expected to push a tough line on Venezuela and point to the U.S.as an ideal trading partner in the region. "If preferred means lowering trade barriers, Trump is the opposite of that". In addition to Pena Nieto, Pence is also planning to meet in Lima with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. -Mexican border in recent weeks.

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