Canada closes Visas and Immigration section in Caracas
Steps will be taken through the Canadian office in Mexico
Based on a press release from the Canadian government, the action is part of a plan to streamline related operations.
Canada's consulates in Detroit and Seattle closed as well.
Ongoing applications for visas or provisional residence permits previously filed at the Caracas office will proceed as usual at the Canadian office located in Mexico.
New visa applicants should apply online. Their applications will be addressed by the Canadian office in Mexico.
Further information is available on the Canadian government website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2013-01-29.asp
The story could have been different. On April 12, 2014, university students led a march to the Attorney General Office in order to submit concrete requests in regards to security and to demand the release of a group of youngsters detained in Táchira state.