How petty and destructive can Chavez’s pissing match with the Americans get? This petty and destructive:
The U.S. government warned Venezuela on Tuesday it would suspend Venezuelan flights to the United States if Caracas carries out a threat to ban or restrict U.S. carriers flying to Venezuela.
“Hopefully that will not happen. If that happens, it is not only possible or probable, but absolute certain the U.S. government and Transport Department would suspend flights by Venezuelan airlines,” U.S. Ambassador to Caracas William Brownfield told reporters.