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Pence reiterates Trump's support of Venezuela's Juan Guaidó

Pence tweets after speaking to Guaidó

MIAMI – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reiterated Wednesday afternoon that President Donald Trump's administration continues to support Juan Guaidó's push for change in Venezuela. 

Pence wrote on Twitter that he spoke to Guaidó over the phone and told him "America will continue to stand with Venezuela until freedom is restored."

Guaidó is continuing to hold political rallies despite threats from embattled President Nicolás Maduro's loyalists.  He is reporting Maduro's supporters are blocking the Internet and using it to spread misinformation. 

"The people of Venezuela are suffering under dictatorship and oppression," Pence wrote. 

Guaidó wrote on Twitter Tuesday that his strategy hasn't changed and he and his supporters are going to "execute all options."

Pence met with Guaidó late February in Bogotá, Colombia, after a failed attempt to cross U.S. aid from the Colombian border city of Cúcuta to Venezuela's state of Tachira. 

The U.S. and about 50 other countries recognize Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president. 

About the Author:

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.