WASHINGTON D.C., DC — All air service between the United States and Venezuela has been suspended, Transportation Department officials said Wednesday.

An order issued Tuesday based the decision on "reports of civil unrest and violence in and around airports" and "the inability of TSA to gain access to Venezuelan airports" to conduct security assessments.

Protests erupted in late April when opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for a military uprising to unseat Nicolas Maduro.

President Donald Trump has put his support behind Guaidó.

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