The state Department ordered the evacuation of families of American diplomats from Venezuela

The U.S. state Department gave American diplomats an order to evacuate their families from Caracas, Venezuela, due to the forthcoming elections to the constituent Assembly in the country. On Thursday, July 27, according to Reuters.

In addition, the state Department has allowed, on a voluntary basis to leave Venezuela by the staff of the US diplomatic mission in Caracas.

Elections to the national constituent Assembly of Venezuela will be held on July 30.

July 18, U.S. President Donald trump said that if the administration of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro will not cancel its plans to convene on 30 July annual General meeting, which will be empowered to amend the Constitution, Washington would take “decisive and rapid economic action.” The us leader noted that “the United States will not stand by while Venezuela collapses”.

In Venezuela for several months, the confrontation between President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition. The reason for the discontent was the deepest economic crisis in the country caused by the fall in world oil prices — the main export product. The riots are from the beginning of April, victims of collisions became more than 100 people.