WASHINGTON – United States Vice President Mike Pence left Washington on Monday for Brasilia, kicking-off his third visit to Latin America.
Pence’s plane took off from the Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington and is expected to arrive in Brasilia on Tuesday morning.
During his tour, which includes stops in Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala, Pence is set to meet the presidents of Brazil and Ecuador, Michel Temer and Lenin Moreno, respectively.
White House sources told EFE that Pence will urge the leaders of Ecuador and Brazil to put more pressure on the Venezuelan government, led by Nicolas Maduro.
After his visit to Brasilia, Pence will travel to Quito on Wednesday, stopping on the way in Manaus, a city in the Brazilian Amazon where thousands of Venezuelan immigrants have arrived in recent months.
On Thursday, Pence will visit Guatemala, the last stop on his trip, where he will meet the people affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano, which has killed at least 112 people.