(WASHINGTON) — The wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was welcomed Wednesday at the White House as she rallies international support for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence lavished praise on Fabiana Rosales, the wife of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has emerged as a prominent figure in her husband’s campaign to bring change to the crisis-wracked country.

“We are with Venezuela,” the president said at the start of a meeting with Rosales and other opposition figures. “What’s happening there should not be happening.”

The United States was the first nation to recognize Guaido as interim president, asserting that Maduro’s re-election last year was illegitimate, and has stepped up sanctions and other diplomatic measures in hopes of forcing him to give up power.

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