US revokes visas of 77 Venezuelan govt officials

Washington has canceled the visas of nearly 80 Venezuelan officials, Vice President Mike Pence has introduced, because the US will increase strain on the defiant Latin American state.

The US will rescind 77 visas held by officials within the Maduro authorities or by their household members, Pence stated on Wednesday. He added that Washington will proceed to strain the Maduro authorities till “freedom” in Venezuela is restored.

Last Saturday, the US already revoked visas from 49 Venezuelans. Earlier, six Venezuelan officials, together with the pinnacle of the National Guard and the police chief of Táchira state, which borders Colombia, have been added to the US blacklist for his or her position in stopping the US humanitarian assist supply to Venezuela.

The new US restrictions have been introduced on the day that Caracas expelled the German ambassador over what it known as his “repeated interference” in Venezuela’s inner affairs. The scenario across the crisis-ridden Latin American state stays tense because the US steps up strain on the Maduro authorities in a bid to take away it from energy.

Washington and a few of its allies, together with many European and Latin American states, additionally actively help the self-proclaimed ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido. Meanwhile, Russia, China, Iran and Turkey, as effectively as another nations, nonetheless acknowledge Maduro because the official chief of Venezuela.