Pence to Meet With Mexico's President in Peru on Saturday - White House

Pence to Meet With Mexico's President in Peru on Saturday - White House

The letter also chastises the Trump administration for deep cuts in foreign aid, ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for so-called "Dreamers" and for its decision to plow ahead with plans to build a wall on the border of Mexico.

"We are with you", Pence told the opposition leaders, in what he described as a message from Trump to the opposition and people of Venezuela.

Pence said they simply had a difference of opinion and some issues were "set aside, for a later date". He visited Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Panama in August.

Pena Nieto "received a proposal" from Pence's side "with the aim of discussing the state and perspectives of the bilateral relationship between Mexico and the United States", the Mexican president's office said in a statement.

In a series of meetings with Latin American leaders, Pence plans to promote good governance and democratic institutions and urge allies to maintain pressure on Maduro.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is praising a Pacific Rim trade deal that may have prompted a change of heart from U.S. President Donald Trump.

That same day Trump tweeted that the US would only join the CPTPP, a multinational trade deal his administration walked away from past year, if it offered "substantially better" terms than those provided under previous TPP negotiations.

The White House has said the United States is "pursuing fair and reciprocal trade" throughout Latin America and intends to "push back against external economic aggression".

"Sullivan and Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray co-hosted a meeting with President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, Vice President Jafeth Cabrera of Guatemala, and Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez of El Salvador on the margins of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru", Nauert said on Friday.

The International Organization for Migration says almost one million Venezuelans have left the country over the past two years.

While President Donald Trump has vowed to scrap NAFTA and pull out of trade agreements as part of his America First policy, most of the region has been moving in the opposite direction.

Pence introduced that the USA would supply practically $16 million in humanitarian help to Venezuelans who've fled their nation and met with opposition leaders who pleaded for extra sanctions.

Pence said Saturday in a meeting with Peruvian President Mart?n Vizcarra at the Summit of the Americas in Lima that he's grateful for Vizcarra's role in withdrawing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's invitation to the summit.

This year's summit was one of the least attended yet, raising questions about the future of the regional gathering started in 1994 by then-U.S. President Bill Clinton. Mr. Pence is attending the summit instead of President Trump, who skipped the event to focus on the military response to Syria and other matters. The U.S. led a missile strike in Syria earlier Saturday.

In Peru on Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence plans to deal with Latin American leaders on Friday's USA -led airstrikes in Syria, which have been a response to final week's suspected chemical assault by the Assad regime.