January 26, 2018 / 7:33 PM / 2 years ago

Tillerson to visit Latin America Feb. 1-7: State Department

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attend a press conference with Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in London, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Latin America from February 1 to 7, visiting Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, with a stop in Jamaica, and the crisis in Venezuela will be a focus of talks, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

“U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico;  Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

Reporting by David Alexander and Katanga Johnson; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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