((VO-AA Reuters))??American Airlines pilots have been told by their union not to fly to Venezuela amidst the country’s civil unrest.????((VO-Warning))??The State Department issued a level 4 travel warning earlier this week citing things like “crime, poor health infrastructure, and arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens.”????((VO-Lifeline/Venezuelan Flag))??The warning went on to discuss shortages of food and medical supplies even noting that the CDC also issued a Level 3 “Avoid Nonessential Travel” warning.????((VO-Flights))??According to Bloomberg, in recent years nearly a dozen airlines have already pulled out of flying to Venezuela since there has been major tension between the country and the United States.
????((VO-Trump Reuters))??The Associated Press reports that back in February, President Trump even supported the country’s opposition leader instead of current president Nicolas Maduro saying, “We seek a peaceful transition of power, but all options are open.”????((VO-American Airlines))??CNBC notes that American was the last major U.S. airline to fly to Venezuela.??
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