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Pence to Visit Colombia After Trump Threatens Venezuela

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters with Vice President Mike Pence at his side in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., on August 10, 2017.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters with Vice President Mike Pence at his side in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., on August 10, 2017. | Photo: Reuters

After his trip to Colombia, Pence will travel to Argentina, Chile and Panama, representing the highest level tour of the Trump administration to the region.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will begin a two-day official visit Sunday to Colombia after President Donald Trump threatened neighboring Venezuela with potential military action.

Pence will make stops in Cartagena and Bogota and will meet with President Juan Manuel Santos. There is also possibility that Pence will go to Cucuta, located on the border with Venezuela.

On Thursday, Trump claimed that action needed to be taken against Venezuela and declared that all options remain on the table, including a potential military intervention.

“We have many options for Venezuela and by the way, I’m not going to rule out a military option,” Trump told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

“A military operation and military option is certainly something that we could pursue.”

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