US VP drops summit banquet, abruptly goes to hotel in Peru

Her husband, Jared Kushner, was set to join her at the Lima summit later Friday, flying in with Pence, who leads the U.S. delegation.

Trudeau's trip to Peru is focused on drumming up investment in Canada and the prime minister is expected to play the role of salesman-in-chief by addressing participants of the III CEO Summit of the Americas "Invest in Canada" session, PMO officials said. In Venezuela, President Maduro has been accused of rushing through a slew of contracts with Odebrecht, while in Colombia some lawmakers have been jailed because of an Odebrecht inquiry. To this regard, Heather Nauert, the US Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs stated that the US will continue to boost the bilateral relation with Peru, based on the shared values of democracy, mutually beneficial trade, and the respect for human rights. The Export Portal team wishes this summit to bring fruitful results to the American continent.

President Donald Trump has partially rolled back former President Barack Obama's diplomatic opening with the communist island.

The first leader to arrive in the Peruvian capital was Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno, who returned to home hours later to monitor closely the case of kidnapped journalists, summit organizers told reporters.


Recently, U.S. President Donald Trump directed the deployment of National Guard troops to the U.S. -Mexico border to combat illegal migration and drug smuggling.

Pence will also aim to counter China's attempt to exert more economic influence in the Americas at a time when the Trump administration has been embroiled in a trade dispute with the Chinese. That adds further tensions as the neighbors, along with Canada, work to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

He said the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement is "an ambitious trade deal that puts people first".

A letter written by New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez and 13 Senate colleagues says that Trump's derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants and Haiti are "damaging to critical relationships we need to promote our own national interests". The letter blames those policies for declining support for the U.S.in the region at a time China and Russian Federation are making important inroads. They say that would "advance our strategic interests in the Western Hemisphere, engage our neighbors in a respectful manner, and build on our shared values".


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