Americas: Venezuela cuts flights by US airlines

Venezuela has ordered US airlines to reduce flights after the United States questioned the country’s airport security. In mid-September the US government issued a travel advisory questioning security measures at Venezuelan airports – a decision that drew sharp criticism from Venezuelan officials. The move opens a new of source of tension between Venezuela and the […]


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Venezuela has ordered US airlines to reduce flights after the United States questioned the country’s airport security. In mid-September the US government issued a travel advisory questioning security measures at Venezuelan airports – a decision that drew sharp criticism from Venezuelan officials.

The move opens a new of source of tension between Venezuela and the US, which regularly clash over President Hugo Chavez’s policies on drugs, free trade and oil prices despite the OPEC nation being a major energy supplier to the US.