Newsdeck: U.S. orders suspension of flights between the U.S. and Venezuela By Reuters reuters
WASHINGTON, May 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence around airports in the South American country.
Many international airlines had stopped flying to Venezuela anyway because of security concerns and disputes over money they say the government owes them.
American Airlines Group Inc, previously the largest carrier providing service between the United States and Venezuela, in March said it was indefinitely suspending its flights to Venezuela.
The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump last week expanded the scope of its Venezuela sanctions to the defense and security services sectors to try to crank up economic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.Read more: Daily Maverick
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U.S. recorded 75 new measles cases last weekThe United States recorded 75 new measles cases last week, taking confirmed cases for the year so far to 839, the worst outbreak since 1994 Don't let them in our country till further notice neh