The spouse of Venezuela’s opposition leader met on the White House on Thursday with President Joe Biden, after he declined to ask him to an Americas summit.
Fabiana Rosales, the spouse of Juan Guaido, posted footage of herself assembly each Biden and First Lady Jill Biden and mentioned she “spoke out for all Venezuelans.”
She spoke to the Bidens about “the defense of human rights, protection of migrants, freedom for political prisoners and the need to hold a free and fair election in Venezuela,” mentioned a press release from her workplace.
Jill Biden on Twitter known as Rosales “a courageous First Lady and mother fighting for a better future for all Venezuelans.”
The invitation got here two weeks after President Biden welcomed the hemisphere’s leaders to Los Angeles for the Summit of the Americas however didn’t invite Guaido, though he spoke to him by phone.
The United States considers Guaido to be the interim president of Venezuela after Nicolas Maduro was declared the winner of a 2019 election marred by widespread allegations of irregularities.
But Maduro has managed to carry on to energy even with a collapsing economic system that has brought on tens of millions to flee Venezuela.
The United States has confronted rising calls within the area to vary a technique set by former president Donald Trump that sought to topple Maduro by means of sweeping sanctions.
The White House mentioned it didn’t invite Guaido because it wished to encourage a resumption of dialogue between the opposition and Maduro.
The United States additionally confronted considerations that numerous nations, together with within the Caribbean, wouldn’t attend if Guaido had been invited to signify Venezuela.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador finally boycotted the Summit of the Americas citing Biden’s refusal to ask Maduro and the presidents of Cuba and Nicaragua on the grounds that the three leftists are authoritarians.