Pence to 'stand with' Trump on Charlottesville statement

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"I spoke at length about this heartbreaking situation on Sunday night in Colombia, and I stand with the president and I stand by those words".

Vice President Mike Pence speaks in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday.

Pence says, "We are beginning to see progress" when it comes to North Korea, but says that "much more" must still be done.

"We have no tolerance for hate and violence from white supremacists, neo-Nazis or the KKK", Pence said at a news conference on the first day of his week-long trip to South America.

U.S. vice president Mike Pence has tried to strike a balance between Latin American opposition to USA military intervention in neighbouring Venezuela, and his boss Donald Trump's assertion that action is an option.

Vice President Mike Pence has canceled his weekend events, including a scheduled trip to Richmond, in order to focus on White House strategy in Asia.

"What happened in Charlottesville is a tragedy", Pence said, adding that it is "in no way a reflection of the good and decent people of Charlottesville or of America".

Pence and Macri said they discussed increasing trade between their countries.

Vice President Pence listens to Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos during a joint press conference at the presidential guesthouse in Cartagena.

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A Pence aide told CNN's Ryan Nobles that the vice president wanted to "open up his plans" upon his return to the U.S.

So Alexander pushed back again and said that while some Americans may have heard that, others - including Utah Senator Orin Hatch - did not.

The US has imposed sanctions against Maduro and more than two dozen current and former officials in response to a crackdown on opposition leaders and the recent election of an assembly of socialist loyalists given the job of rewriting the country's constitution.

Pence is now in Chile as part of his foreign visit, where he met with Chilean president Michelle Bachetel on Wednesday.

Trump sparked criticism and fury from politicians across the spectrum when he condemned hatred and violence "on many sides" while speaking about the unrest, failing to single out the white supremacists or the neo-Nazis who brought torches and bats to the rally.

Pence praised Macri for strengthening ties with the United States and carrying out "bold" reforms to transform the economy.

However the United States defense officials at the Pentagon said on Monday they had not received any orders from the White House on a military option against Venezuela.

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