US to prevent additional senior Guyanese individuals from entering

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    A United States official today announced that additional senior individuals from Guyana will be prevented from entering the US.

    This follows a July 15th imposition of visa restrictions on individuals responsible for or complicit in undermining democracy in Guyana.

    Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Michael Kozak stated the new sanctions during a teleconference regarding the US Administration’s Efforts to Promote Democracy in the Western Hemisphere

    Regarding Guyana, Mr. Kozak stated: “On July 15, the Secretary announced the imposition of visa restrictions on individuals responsible for or complicit in undermining democracy in Guyana. Today, we are acting to prevent additional senior individuals from that country from entering the United States. The Secretary’s been clear: The Granger administration and its allies continue to defy the will of the Guyanese people by refusing to accept the vote count. The count has been certified as valid by international observers OAS and CARICOM, Guyana’s and the Caribbean’s highest courts. The United States joins the rest of the region refusing to go along with this farce. We will continue to act until the Granger administration accepts the will of Guyanese voters.”

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