US urges its citizens to avoid travelling to Venezuela

The United States has urged its citizens to avoid all travel to crisis-torn Venezuela, citing risks of crime and arrest and the US embassy’s limited ability to assist.

The State Department had earlier listed Venezuela as Level 3, meaning that Americans should reconsider visits.While the new travel advisory concerns the security of US citizens as the United States is pressing leftist President Nicolas Maduro to step down faced with Venezuela’s economic collapse and mounting street protests.

More than 40 people were killed and record numbers were arrested during a week of protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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