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The Latest: Pence praises Peru's stand on Venezuelan crisis

Pence is in Lima to attend the Americas Summit. Pence took Trump's place at the summit so the president could remain in the U.S.to manage the response to the apparent chemical attack by Syria.

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.

The funding is in addition to the $2.5 million for emergency food and health assistance that the US provided last month, and the more than $3 million donated to the UNHCR for Venezuelans in fiscal year 2017.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is praising Peru's "strong stand" on the "tyranny and humanitarian crisis" in Venezuela.

The meeting comes amid efforts to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and signs that U.S. President Donald Trump is considering rejoining the recently signed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Trudeau is also scheduled to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto Friday to discuss NAFTA.

Vizcarra says addressing corruption "is the utmost importance to us".

Pence will also aim to counter China's attempt to exert more economic influence in the Americas at a time when the Trump administration has been embroiled in a trade dispute with the Chinese.

The U.S. has sanctioned Maduro and dozens of high officers, accusing the nation of human rights abuses.

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Maduro was barred from the summit over his plans to carry a presidential election that the Venezuelan opposition is boycotting and that many overseas governments think about a sham. "We are with you to see freedom once again prosper and thrive and end the humanitarian crisis that is Venezuela today".

"In its modern history, Latin America has never experienced an exodus of this dimension", Matthew Reynolds, the regional representative for the United States and Caribbean for the U.N. agency, said at an event at the Brookings Institution in Washington on Friday.

The hemispheric meeting focuses on democratic governability against corruption, which is why the South American leader focused on denouncing an evil that, he said, has been delaying the development of our peoples for decades and truncating the dreams of millions of citizens.

Yet the timing of the trade pitch will be delicate.

Qinduo Xu is a senior researcher at the Pangoal Institution.

Feinberg said the new declaration against corruption is an important step forward, including timely updates aimed at helping improve transparency in the digital age.

Pence's assembly with Pena Nieto will observe Trump's latest requires Nationwide Guard troops to be stationed alongside the border.

Trump has long assailed the trade deal's impact on USA workers and threatened to pull the US out if he's unhappy with the terms.

The U.S. president has been pushing a tougher line on immigration and seeking stronger protections along the U.S. The president's recent tweets called on Mexico to halt "caravans" of migrants, many from Honduras, a message that Pence may be asked about in his discussions.

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