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THE CRISIS OF VENEZUELA IS PRESENT IN PENCE’S TOUR THROUGH LATIN AMERICA

On Sunday, U.S. Vice President, Mike Pence, said in Cartagena de Indias that his country will not be with arms crossed in the face of the situation in Venezuela, while Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, asked him to rule out a military intervention in the neighboring nation.

“Venezuela is sliding into the dictatorship,” and “America will not stand still” while it is collapsing, Pence said as he began his first tour in Latin America.

According to the Vice President, the Venezuelan crisis is “unacceptable”, so he said that his country has “many options” and “confidence that working with the Latin American allies” will find a solution.

In his turn, the Colombian president told the U.S. Vice President that “the possibility of military intervention in Venezuela should not be considered.”

“The pressure on the regime” of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro “must be maintained and increased,” as it was pointed out in the Declaration of Lima by 12 American countries this week.

On Sunday, Mike Pence started a tour in Cartagena that will take him in addittion to Colombia, to Argentina, Chile and Panama.

From Cartagena, Claudia Polancia from EFE Agency. (August 14, 2017, EFE/Practica Español)

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Question 1
La noticia habla...
A
de la firma de un acuerdo entre Colombia y Estados Unidos.
B
del encuentro de Pence con el presidente de Colombia.
C
de una reunión de Pence con el presidente de Venezuela.
Question 2
En la noticia se dice que...
A
Pence afirma que EE.UU. va a intervenir en la crisis venezolana.
B
Pence duda de que EE.UU. intervenga en la crisis de Venezuela.
C
Pence descarta que EE.UU. intervenga en la crisis venezolana.
Question 3
Según el texto, el presidente de Colombia...
A
aprueba que se declare la guerra a Venezuela.
B
no quiere que haya una intervención militar en Venezuela.
C
piensa que el ejército de EE.UU. debería intervenir en Venezuela.
Question 4
Santos está a favor de presionar a Maduro.
A
No se sabe.
B
Falso.
C
Verdadero.
Question 5
Pence visitará varios países de América Latina.
A
No se sabe.
B
Falso.
C
Verdadero.
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