PANAMA CITY – Vice President Mike Pence will tour the newly expanded Panama Canal during a truncated trip to the country Thursday.
Pence will also deliver a speech and meet with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela before returning to Washington early Friday morning.
He'd originally planned to stay in the Central American country Thursday night, but will cut his trip short so he can attend a meeting on South Asia at Camp David.
Pence has been traveling across Latin America, making stops in Colombia, Argentina and Chile.
He's spent much of the visit assuring Latin American leaders that the United States remains invested in the region despite President Donald Trump's "America first" rhetoric.