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current newsFlag-waving Venezuelans turns out to await the return of Guaido, who is defying the specter of arrest as he embarks on a renewed push towards Maduro. The United States also targeted Venezuela’s authorities with new sanctions on Monday and called on allies to freeze the property of state-owned PDVSA after lethal violence blocked humanitarian support from reaching the country last weekend.

He alleged the opposition, led by Juan Guaido, was responsible of “actively supporting and instigating this exterior interference”. The official declined to touch upon what the new measures would entail ahead of Pence’s speech, which he will deliver to a summit of the Lima Group round 15:30 GMT after he meets with Venezuelan opposition chief Juan Guaido.

Guaido said the Venezuelan government held bank accounts in Switzerland and irregular efforts to migrate a part of those accounts to “one other website” had been detected. Chatting with reporters after meeting Brazil’s proper-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, Guaido stated there was no probability of dialogue with the leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro with out discussing elections.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed confidence that President Nicolas Maduro’s “days are numbered,” amid a violent impasse over humanitarian help. Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro pledged full assist for Venezuelan opposition chief Guaido on Thursday.

UNHCR said 2.7 million Venezuelans have left their crisis-ridden nation since 2015, and Colombia is the nation most-affected by the outflow, with more than 1.1 million. The former Chilean president centered her criticism on extreme use of force used by Venezuelan safety forces, as well the involvement of professional-authorities teams.