Trump welcomes Colombia’s president

President Trump is welcoming Colombian President Iván Duque to the White House Wednesday, as President Trump insists all actions are on the table for Venezuela, which shares a border with Colombia. 

The Trump administration is taking a hardline approach to Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Venezuela, declaring Juan Guaidó, the speaker of the National Assembly, the rightful leader. Mr. Trump hasn’t ruled out military intervention in Venezuela. 

“President Trump and President Duque will build upon the strong partnership that exists between their nations in pursuit of a more prosperous, secure, and democratic Western Hemisphere,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in announcing the visit. “The leaders expect to discuss their commitment to pro-growth policies, combating terrorism and illicit narcotic networks, strategic partnerships in regional security, and efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela.”

This is Duque’s first visit to the White House as president, after he was elected in August 2018. Mr. Trump had planned to visit Colombia in December, but that trip was canceled. 

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