Pompeo To Highlight Venezuelan Refugees At Brazil Border
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Wed 16th September 2020 | 01:30 AM
Washington, Sept 15 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Sep, 2020 ) :US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he would highlight the plight of refugees from Nicolas Maduro's Venezuela on a regional trip that includes the country's border area with Brazil.
Pompeo said in a tweet that he was traveling to "celebrate and fight for democracy in the Western Hemisphere." In Bogota, Pompeo will speak to President Ivan Duque on "tackling the threats to regional security from narcotraffickers, terror groups and Maduro's illegitimate regime," the State Department said in a statement.
President Donald Trump's administration enjoys strong support from the right-leaning governments in Colombia and Brazil for removing Maduro, but the campaign has made little headway since its launch in January 2019.