Venezuela suspends CNN programming

The Venezuelan government has ordered the suspension of CNN's Spanish-language programming in that country.

The Venezuelan Telecommunications Commission Director accused CNN of defaming and distorting the truth.

The suspension comes after CNN aired a report alleging passports and visas were being sold illegally in a Venezuelan embassy.

The report cited an intelligence document which CNN says links Venezuelan vice-president, Tareck El Aissami and others to the alleged fraud.