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DOT Orders a Halt to Flights Between the U.S. and Venezuela

HeadlineMay 16, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered a halt to all passenger and cargo flights in and out of Venezuela, in the latest move by the Trump administration to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolás Maduro as it backs efforts by opposition groups to stage a coup d’état. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson successfully passed through police lines Wednesday to drop off food and water to four activists who remain inside Venezuela’s Embassy building at the invitation of Venezuela’s government in order to prevent it from being taken over by Venezuela’s U.S.-backed opposition. Last week, authorities cut off water and electricity to the embassy. Click here to see our coverage of the occupation and protest at the embassy.

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