Pompeo prioritizes Venezuela crisis on Latin American tour

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, listens to Paraguay’s President Mario Abdo Benitez, during official meeting at “Palacio de Lopez”, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Pompeo is in the second of four countries’ tour that includes Chile, Peru and Colombia to address, mainly, the crisis in Venezuela. On the wall is a paint of National Hero Marshal Francisco Solano Lopez. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

ASUNCION, Paraguay — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Saturday a “tyrant” who has caused the ruin of the South American country and its people.