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Venezuela denies entry to Guatemalan president-elect, scuppering meeting with opposition leader

Venezuelan authorities on Saturday denied Guatemala's president-elect Alejandro Giammattei entry into Venezuela, where he was scheduled to meet with opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Giammattei, a conservative who won the Central American country's presidency in August, landed at Simon Bolivar international airport near the capital Caracas but was placed on a departing flight to Panama in part because he had not been invited by socialist President Nicolas Maduro, authorities said.

Ben Norton reports on effects of US blockade

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by Cat on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 06:35:20 PM EST
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