“Pence’s appearance before the Lima Group comes two days after a U.S.-backed effort to deliver humanitarian across the border from Colombia ended in violence.” After a weekend of violence and (still) blocked humanitarian aid, Mike Pence is meeting with Venezuela’s opposition leader in Bogota to discuss ways to oust Maduro.

+ “Throughout the weekend, Maduro remained defiant in his refusal to give up power. Surrounded by a crowd of thousands of loyal supporters in Caracas, he took the stage and began salsa dancing with his wife. The event was televised nationally.” Vox: The last 48 hours in Venezuela news, explained.

+ The New Yorker: An unflinching photographic view of Venezuela in crisis.