External Content

The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

Journalists record and watch U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (on screen) as he speaks during the plenary session at the VIII Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci


LIMA (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told regional leaders on Saturday that more must be done to isolate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and that Washington would not stand "idly by" as the country crumbles.

In a plenary session at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, Pence called for Maduro to allow humanitarian aid to reach Venezuelans facing food and medicine shortages amid a severe economic crisis.

Pence also said Russia was spreading misinformation about U.S. missile attacks in Syria late on Friday.

(Reporting By Roberta Rampton; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line

swissinfo EN

Teaser Join us on Facebook!

Join us on Facebook!

subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.

Click here to see more newsletters