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    Colombian President Presses US VP on Venezuela 

    Stay out of it. That was the message from Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a Nobel Peace Prize-winner, to visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence after President Trump said he wouldn’t rule out military intervention in Venezuela’s violent political crisis. Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru also criticized the idea of U.S. military intervention, and while Pence said he believes in a diplomatic solution, he maintained that “the United States will not stand by as Venezuela crumbles.” Santos, meanwhile, says any solutions must be peaceful — and must happen quickly.

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