United States Expands Venezuela Visa Bans

It has been an interesting time lately in U.S. and Latin American relations in particularly with Venezuela. A few days ago Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro accused United States VP Joe Biden of plotting a coup against his government, to which Mr. Biden disclaimed.

biden and maduro

Biden and Maduro in Brazil

But now, a few days after these accusations, the United States has imposed more Visa restrictions upon unnamed Venezuelan officials, and has now extended this restrictions onto more individuals, including family members of the officials. These individuals have been accused of committing human rights violations, and possible corruption.

Link can be found here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31104879

Essentially the United States wants to keep the accused out. It seems the main driving force behind these sanctions are issues of National Security. On the other hand, it could simply be a scare tactic with the United States pointing its diplomatic finger and saying “we do not approve of what has been going on.”

Nonetheless, the current issues with Venezuela involving the United States is another interesting link in the history of U.S. and Latin American Relations



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