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Venezuela Portugal diplomacy aviation February 17 2020 - 9:29 PM

URGENT Venezuela suspends Portuguese airline TAP for 90 days Caracas, Feb 17, 2020 (AFP) - Venezuela suspended Portuguese airline TAP for three months after accusing it of allowing a relative of opposition leader Juan Guaido to travel with explosives, Transport Minister Hipolito Abreu said on Monday. Juan Marquez -- Guaido's uncle -- was arrested upon returning to Venezuela alongside the parliament speaker last week, accused of having explosives hidden in various objects. Announcing the suspension of TAP, Abreu said it could become a permanent ban. erc/mbj/mr/dw

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