State Dept announces withdrawal of all remaining personnel from US Embassy Venezuela due to deteriorating situation in country. AlertsUSA monitoring.
This late announcement was made by SecState Pompeo a short time ago.
The country has been beset by a major power outage in recent days, and drivers wait in line for hours at the few gas stations that are still operational.
Some neighborhoods have no functioning water pumps, the majority of the country’s Internet network remained offline.
For his part, Maduro said the outage was an “electric coup” carried out by “criminal minds” in the U.S., CNN reported. “The imperialist government of the United States ordered this attack,” he said.
Venezuelan breaking off relations with the US. American diplomatic personnel have 72 hours to leave.
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