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Venezuela to impose mandatory visas on Americans

Venezuela to impose mandatory visas on Americans

President Nicolas Maduro says the move is to control US influence

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced he will be implementing a mandatory visa system for all American citizens visiting the country, as a way to “control” Washington interference after claiming the country had captured several several US spies.

The leftist president also ordered a review and reduction of US diplomatic staff in Caracas.
“In order to protect our country … I have decided to implement a system of compulsory visas for all Americans entering Venezuela,” he told supporters.

The Veneuzuelan president said the captured Americans included a pilot who along with other US citizens in Venezuelan custody had, he alleged, been involved in espionage.

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