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Mexico's former President Vicente Fox waves from the inside of a car after his arrival at the international airport in Maiquetia, near Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 15, 2017. Several former Latin America leaders arrived Saturday in support of Sunday’s symbolic referendum to reject President Nicolas Maduro’s plans to rewrite the constitution. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has been banned from Venezuela


Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has been banned from Venezuela after serving as an observer in Venezuela's non-binding referendum on Sunday.

Fox was among a handful of former Latin American presidents that were invited by the opposition-led National Assembly to observe the referendum.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Samuel Moncada wrote in a series of tweets that Fox came to Venezuela to "promote violence and the intervention by foreign world powers" and would not be allowed to return.

"Today and forever #TodosConVenezuela," Fox tweeted the day after the referendum.

Venezuela's decision to ban Fox came just hours after the National Assembly held a referendum for Venezuelans to vote on President Nicolas Maduro's proposed constitutional assembly. More than 98 percent of voters rejected the assembly and requested that the military defend the existing constitution.

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