It is worth reading the transcript of a conference call a "senior State Department official" had with reporters, mostly Latin American. Those reporters asked some very good questions and kept probing, in a way that reporters from the U.S. have not. The highlights:
The U.S. is open to more sanctions:
SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE: I think what I’m trying to say is that we really think that both sides need to accept the plan. And we will consider – we will continue to try to work with both sides that they will reach that same conclusion, and we will do what we think we can to help them move in that direction.
But the current visa denial will not have much impact.
QUESTION: Yeah, but I guess most businessmen would probably have multiple entry visas, which I assume would not be affected by this.
SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL TWO: That’s correct.
QUESTION: So we’re talking basically about tourist season, so about 45 – or rather, 30,000 tourist visas a year that you’re talking about. That doesn’t seem very – like a big deal.
SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE: What we have said is that we are temporarily suspending services because we want to do a review.
And, finally, a gem of a quote about whether this should be labeled a "military coup":
We’re waiting for our lawyers to help us to understand what we’re supposed to understand.