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US Announces Visa Restrictions On Individuals Undermining Democracy In Guyana

(Stabroek News) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today announced visa restrictions on individuals undermining democracy here and said that the Granger administration must respect the results of democratic elections and step aside.

Pompeo, speaking at the State Department in Washington, said that immediate family members of these individuals could also be affected.

“Today, I am announcing visa restrictions on individuals responsible for or complicit in undermining democracy in Guyana. Immediate family members of such persons may also be subject to restrictions. The Granger Government must respect the result of democratic elections and step aside”, he said.

Pompeo did not provide names but the US government has repeatedly warned that a variety of sanctions could come if the government failed to comply with the tenets of free and fair elections.

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