U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, working to ramp up pressure for the ouster of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, told a rally on Friday that the time for dialogue had ended and all options were on the table to replace Maduro’s government.
“This is no time for dialogue. This is time for action,” Pence told a cheering crowd at a campaign-style rally. “The time has come to end the Maduro dictatorship once and for all.”
The U.S. government has recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president and has called for other countries to do so as well.
Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Tim Ahmann