Venezuela opposition leader's wife welcomed at White House

Venezuela opposition leader's wife welcomed at White House
Vice President Mike Pence listens to Fabiana Rosales, left, wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, as she speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is being welcomed at the White House as she rallies international support for her husband and the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro.

Fabiana Rosales and other prominent opposition figures met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other officials.

Trump says the Venezuelan people have been through “unfathomable” trials under Maduro. Pence calls Rosales a “courageous” woman and says the U.S. stands firmly behind the opposition cause.

Rosales is scheduled to meet later with members of Congress and will speak at a conference with the ambassador recognized by the Trump administration.

The U.S. and 50 other countries say Maduro’s re-election last year was illegitimate and have recognized Guaido as the interim president.