MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The United States Department of Transportation ordered the suspension of all air travel between the US and Venezuela, including passenger and cargo flights.

Officials cited ‘violence at Venezuelan airports caused by the current political crisis.’

The suspension came as a result of a request from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to argue that the situation in the Latin American country threatens the safety of “passengers, planes, and crew traveling to or from Venezuela.”

DHS Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan sent a letter to the department detailing his findings on the security situation in the South American country.

“This determination is based on the ongoing political instability and increased tensions in Venezuela and associated inadvertent risk to flight operations.”


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s