Panama will require visas for Venezuelans

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  • Tue, 08/22/2017 - 20:44
Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama
  • Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama
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The president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, announced that from October 1st Venezuelans who wish to enter Panama must have a visa.

A few days ago, Varela said that, faced with the political crisis in Venezuela, Panama would implement immigration measures that strengthen internal security, in addition to supporting the return to democratic order in the South American country.

Amid the announcement, made at a press conference from the Palacio de las Garzas, Varela reiterated the call for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to respect the separation of powers, human rights, freedoms and negotiate a political solution to the current situation.

"The rupture of the democratic order in Venezuela puts at risk the security, economy and employment sources of the Panamanians," declared the Executive. He also assured that he will always "take the necessary measures to protect the interests" of the nation.

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