January 30, 2019 / 11:20 AM / 6 months ago

Trump warns Americans against traveling to Venezuela

A woman walks past placards with prices of different products and services in a street of Caracas, Venezuela, January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned U.S. citizens against traveling to Venezuela amid the political crisis there over control of the government, as the United States and other nations have recognized Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s rival Juan Guiado.

“Maduro willing to negotiate with opposition in Venezuela following U.S. sanctions and the cutting off of oil revenues. Guaido is being targeted by Venezuelan Supreme Court. Massive protest expected today. Americans should not travel to Venezuela until further notice,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Alison Williams

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