Venezuela say US banned President Nicolas Maduro from flying over Puerto Rico ~ Reuters, The Telegraph.
Venezuela said the United States banned President Nicolas Maduro’s jet from flying through U.S. airspace over Puerto Rico en route to a state visit to China.
Maduro is due in Beijing this weekend for bilateral talks. China has become a major lender to his government, and Chinese firms are heavily involved in the OPEC nation’s oil industry.
But Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said a flight plan filed by Venezuela that would have routed Maduro’s plane over Puerto Rico had been rejected by U.S. authorities.
“We received the information from the U.S. authorities that they have denied us the overflight through U.S. airspace,” Jaua told reporters. “We denounce it as yet more U.S. aggression against the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela.”
Jaua said Washington had no right to deny…
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