From now on, all flights to and from Venezuela operated by both United States air carriers and foreign companies are suspended due to conditions around the country's airports "that threaten the safety or security of passengers, aircraft, or crew".More news: WhatsApp confirms "targeted" surveillance attack
Most U.S. -based airlines already stopped flying to Venezuela because of security concerns in and around its airports. The order includes private, passenger, and cargo flights on US and foreign carriers.
In an effort to put more pressure on Maduro, the Trump administration last week expanded sanctions on Venezuela to its defense and security services sectors, Reuters reported.More news: Pilots confronted Boeing about 737 Max before second crash
A Venezuelan government commission, headed by Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez, is now paying a visit to Norway in a bid to find possible ways for rapprochement with the opposition amid turmoil in the country, a source close to the talks said. Some other worldwide airlines quit flying to Venezuela years ago because of the country's deteriorating economy.
Tuesday's flights between Miami and Caracas on Venezuela's Laser Airlines included a stop in the Dominican Republic, according to the airline.More news: Farmer sawed off leg with pocket knife to save his own life
Venezuelan National Guard forces prevented the press from entering parliament, Wednesday, May 15. Police officers who keep watch around the diplomatic building allowed Jackson to go to the front gate. National Assembly president Juan Guaido declared himself the country's leader some months ago and is recognized as the interim president by at least 50 nations, including the U.S.