American Airlines suspends flights to Venezuela

American Airlines has officially announced the termination of flights to Venezuela. The decision was made after the state Department warned US citizens of the dangers of travel to that country after the withdrawal of the Venezuelan state to the American Embassy.

BREAKING: American Airlines says it has «temporarily suspended» its operation into Caracas and Maracaibo in Venezuela: «The safety and security of our team members and customers is always number one and American will not operate to countries we don’t consider safe.” #AvGeek

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Airline executives say they have taken into account in the first place, the opinion of the pilots ‘ Union is strongly recommending not to endanger pilots and flight attendants. Pause, at the request of the carrier, is temporary — as long as the situation in the Republic is not normal.

In 2013, since the social crisis in this country, from Venezuela for economic reasons took about a dozen American airlines and American Airlines, which last time two flights a day between Caracas and Miami and one flight a day between Maracaibo and Miami, was the last.

Meanwhile, the situation in Venezuela continues to become more complex. Since March 7, did not stop for a long period of power outages. The blackout resulted in the loss of control on the streets, the authorities lose their ability to ensure law and order. Stop enterprises and transport, the closure of food stores has led to mass looting and pillaging. In large cities there are clashes and skirmishes between robbers, security shops and warehouses, police, military and citizens.

VENEZUELA: Reports of looting in some cities as nationwide blackout, now in its 100th hour, continues

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The correspondent of The Guardian, visited the hospital in the second largest city, Maracaibo, who was shocked by the wave of looting and violence that is almost unprecedented over decades:

«This scene was like a movie about the war. Dozens of patients and their families were gathered in a stuffy office, some lay on beds, others on the bloody floor. The hospital is the largest in Maracaibo, and one of two with its own emergency generators, though the power was only connected in the emergency Department. Most patients were injured during the robberies, but others were victims of a chronic shortage of medical care in Venezuela and the collapse of the health system».

Advisor to the President for national security John Bolton said the cause of the situation of corruption surrounded by Maduro: «the Collapse of the power grid and public service of Venezuela was caused by years of corruption Maduro, a refusal to invest in the public sector and neglect of maintenance. It’s simple: machines break down when you steal all the money intended for the purchase of spare parts, so they worked.»