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.
El Sr. Fox vino pagado a Venezuela para promover la violencia y la intervención de potencias extranjeras. (3/6).— Samuel Moncada (@SMoncada_VEN) July 17, 2017
Como medida profiláctica de protección para nuestro pueblo, el Sr. Fox no podrá regresar nunca más a Venezuela. (6/6).— Samuel Moncada (@SMoncada_VEN) July 17, 2017
"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.