Caribbean Leaders Meet with President Trump

Trump Meets with Caribbean Leaders

As the United States’ continues to press for Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro to step down from office, President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and a fifth regional leader, whose countries earlier this year agreed not to recognize Maduro’s latest term in office.

The leaders of five Caribbean nations sympathetic to the Trump administration’s hard line on Venezuela spent Friday discussing the South American nation, as well as how the United States can be a better partner, with President Donald Trump at his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.

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“I have a feeling Venezuela will come up,” Trump said at the onset of the discussions, adding that he looked forward to “spending a lot of time together this afternoon and discussing ways that we can be beneficial to you and you can be beneficial to us.”

Caribbean leaders said most of the talk centered around trade and investments, and the U.S. has committed to sending a representative from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation to visit each of their nations — the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia.

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