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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has been banned from Venezuela

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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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