US Vice President Mike Pence heard more complaints from Latin American allies Tuesday about President Donald Trump’s warning of a possible US military option to deal with the crisis in Venezuela. “The use of force is not the way,” but rather political pressure, Argentine President Mauricio Macri said at a news conference alongside Mike Pence, who is on a

tour of Latin American countries. Trump warned on Friday that he was considering various options to resolve the Venezuela crisis, “including a possible military option if necessary.” Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro responded by ordering his armed forces to carry out a national exercise next week. Pence moved to soften the impact of Trump’s announcement, stressing that peaceful pressure is the priority. But he did not rule out Trump following through on his threat. READ MORE