United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit several Latin American countries from August 17-20, including stops in Brazil, Colombia, Suriname and Guyana where he will, among other things, discuss the political crisis socially in Venezuela.
The tour, which will begin in Suriname, will serve the United States to reaffirm its commitment to “defending democracy”, fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthening security against “regional threats” State Department statement .
In Brazil, Pompeo will stop at Boa Vista, from where he will “underscore the importance of US and Brazilian support for the Venezuelan people in times of need”. He plans to meet with Venezuelan migrants who fled the Venezuela “disaster” attributed by Washington to the government of Nicolás Maduro.
Maduro’s “illegitimate regime” will also be a topic of conversation in Bogotá, where Pompeo will meet with Colombian President Iván Duque to reaffirm the “strong alliance” that unites their respective countries.