Vice President Pence to speak with Venezuelan community in South Florida

DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) - Vice President Mike Pence is expected to make a South Florida visit on Wednesday to meet with members of the Venezuelan exile and migrant community.

According to a White House spokesperson, Pence will travel to Doral and be joined by Florida Governor Rick Scott, Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart. They will be attending a meeting and listening session with Venezuelan migrants and community leaders at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

On Aug. 15 in Buenos Aires, Argentina Pence touched on Venezuela. “President Trump is determined to bring the full weight of American economic and diplomatic power to bear until we see the suffering relieved in Venezuela and democracy restored,” said Pence.

Pence is expected to speak in front of the community, as well — a community that believes it’s time for a change. “It’s time,” said a South Florida resident at El Arapazo 2, a small Venezuelan restaurant. “People are dying.”

Others said it’s time to do whatever it takes to bring peace and democracy to Venezuela. “We don’t want war, but if there’s no other option, as long as it saves our country, we welcome the idea.” said Doral resident Adriana Arellano.

Pence is expected to deliver a speech that will ease concerns and emphasize that the administration will carefully plan out an agenda against Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro.

Vice President Pence is expected to speak at 4 p.m. in Doral. Doral Police have advised those traveling in the area that there will be traffic delays between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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