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
Yamir Tovar (22) and Luis Fabián (21) were subjected by members of a ‘colectivo' (an armed pro-government gang) in the west Caracas neighborhood of Catia on February 20. Their bodies were found tied up and gagged; they were killed by headshots in execution style.