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US VP Pence Embraces Role as Key Diplomat

Vice President Mike Pence heads to Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Panama on Sunday, meeting with foreign leaders in a role that is becoming familiar for an administration that has left many top diplomatic posts unfilled.

Since April, Pence has visited South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia, attended security meetings in Munich and Brussels, and traveled to Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro.

Vice presidents frequently travel abroad to meet with foreign leaders, but Pence’s role comes at a time of intense foreign interest in U.S. policy. President Donald Trump has embraced overturning much of his predecessor’s legacy, and it has frequently fallen on Pence …read more

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