Pence talk trade, Venezuela crisis during Ecuador visit

  • Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno, right, shakes hand with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the government palace in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

QUITO, Ecuador — Visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence praised Ecuador’s leader for warming relations on Thursday and urged him to hold a firm line against neighboring Venezuela, which has been crumbling under a crisis.