Venezuela to Shrink US Embassy, Require Visas – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela—President Nicolás Maduro, facing criticism from the Obama administration over alleged human-rights abuses by his government, announced measures that could drastically reduce the staff at the U.S. embassy and require visas for Americans who visit.

Speaking to a large crowd at what he called the Great Anti-Imperialist March, Mr. Maduro said he would move to shrink the size of the U.S. embassy, possibly to just 17 officials. And he said American officials who want to have meetings in Venezuela would have…

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