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AP source: US revokes Venezuelan envoy's visa

AP source: US revokes Venezuelan envoy's visa

The Obama administration has revoked the visa of the Venezuelan ambassador to the United States in a retaliatory move after Venezuela rejected the U.S. choice to be the next envoy to the South American country.
A diplomat familiar with the situation said the decision to revoke Bernardo Alvarez Herrera's visa came after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez withdrew his approval of the administration's choice to represent the U.S. in Caracas, Larry Palmer. The diplomat said Alvarez is currently not in the U.S.
The diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The State Department earlier Wednesday declined to comment on Chavez's moves, citing visa privacy concerns, but said Venezuela would face consequences for its refusal to accept the choice of Palmer.


Updated : 2020-12-01 17:38 GMT+08:00