Pompeo says all USA diplomats have left Venezuela as crisis deepens

26 January 2019 Venezuela Caracas Numerous demonstrators raise their hands in support of the self-proclaimed interim president Guaido at a rally of the opposition in the Venezuelan capital

Also Thursday, the State Department confirmed it has revoked 340 USA visas from Venezuelans, including more than 100 former diplomats and their families.

"We look forward to resuming our presence once the transition to democracy begins".

The U.S. flag outside the embassy had been taken down.

American Airlines slashed the few remaining flights between Venezuela and the United States on Friday, a day after USA diplomats left the nation reeling from a week-long blackout and water shortages.

Pompeo said the diplomatic staff would continue from outside Venezuela to work for its future, help manage the flow of humanitarian assistance and support those "bravely resisting tyranny".

President Nicolás Maduro said in a speech this week that he hoped the US and Venezuelan governments could continue negotiations to set up interest sections in each other's capital - even as he blamed Washington for a massive five-day blackout that began Thursday and brought the South American country to a virtual halt.

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The president noted that the "cyberattack against the Venezuelan electric energy system was a terror act by the United States government against the Venezuelan people". Faced with questions about the recognition amounting to only a quarter of the world's countries, the State Department has repeatedly argued that the number doesn't matter, because the countries that sided with the USA are "democracies" and that is supposed to count for more somehow.

That could explain why, instead of dispatching crews to fix the problem, France24 reports that Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is dispatching prosecutors to find and charge opposition leader Juan Guaido with sabotaging the country's grid system by causing a major explosion at the Guiado dam.

Pompeo tweeted earlier in the week that the US diplomats were being withdrawn because their continued presence in Caracas had become a "constraint" on USA policy. The United States and 54 other countries have recognized Guaido Venezuela's interim president.

"Since this Monday. we have revoked 340 visas, 107 of which include visas of Maduro's former diplomats and their families", Palladino told reporters. US officials and Guaido said the allegation is absurd and that government corruption and mismanagement caused the infrastructure collapse in a country already suffering hyperinflation and shortages of basic goods.

Russia, China, Cuba and Mexico are among the countries that recognize Maduro as Venezuela's president.

Associated Press writer Matthew Lee in Washington and Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow contributed.

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