CARACAS Cheap Matias Vecino Jersey , Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Supporters of Venezuela's socialist government on Monday rallied in the capital Caracas and other cities to protest the threat of a military intervention by the United States.
At the same time, in neighboring Colombia, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence underscored his country's opposition to the Venezuelan government by meeting with disaffected Venezuelans who have fled across the border.
At a rally in the western state of Portuguesa, Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami rejected Washington's position and called on Pence to leave the region.
"We say to him: Mike Pence, get out of Latin America!" El Aissami told the crowd.
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Over the weekend, white supremacist groups in the southern U.S. city of Charlottesville, clashed with counter protesters, leaving at least one person dead and scores injured.
Pence on Sunday embarked on a Latin America tour to drum up support in the region for a tougher stance against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Washington has slapped economic sanctions against Maduro and his closest aides, but last week U.S. President Donald Trump raised the possibility of invading the South American country, saying he did not rule out a "military option" to oust the ruling PSUV from power.
Pence, accompanied by his wife and top Colombian officials Cheap Marcelo Brozovic Jersey , met with Venezuelan refugees in Cartagena, and pledged his government's support should the situation worsen.
Thousands of refugees are arriving in Colombia every day, and the United States will be there to help the country if there is a crisis, said Pence.
According to Pence, the U.S. "will not stand by while Venezuela collapses into