March 26, 2019
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is slated to meet on Wednesday at the White House with Fabiana Rosales, a Venezuelan activist who is the wife of opposition leader Juan Guaido, a White House official said on Tuesday.
Pence is expected to reiterate U.S. backing for Guaido in the meeting with Rosales, a 26-year-old journalist who is considered Venezuela’s first lady by supporters.
Guaido invoked the constitution to assume the interim presidency in January, arguing President Nicolas Maduro’s 2018 re-election was illegitimate.
(Reporting by Roberta Rampton, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)