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Panama bans Venezuelan airlines for 90 days

AP  |  Panama City 

has prohibited Venezuelan companies from operating flights to Panama, in retaliation for Venezuela's diplomatic and trade bans announced last week.

The office of said the cargo and passenger flights would be banned for 90 days starting April 25. The measure affects 10 Venezuelan companies.

Last week, banned key Panamanian businesses from operating on its territory after put Venezuelan on a list of Venezuelan officials deemed at "high risk" for laundering money.

Venezuela's ban included businesses of Varela and Copa, one of the few airlines still operating within

pulled its from and asked Venezuela to recall its is keeping its embassy in open with a skeleton staff.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 09:05 IST