FILE PHOTO: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks throughout a ceremony to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Battle within the Vargas Swamp on the Nationwide Pantheon in Caracas, Venezuela July 25, 2019. Miraflores Palace/Handout by way of REUTERS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has imposed sanctions on belongings of the Venezuelan authorities, in accordance with an govt order revealed on Monday.
“All property and pursuits in property of the Authorities of Venezuela which can be in the US … are blocked and is probably not transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or in any other case dealt in,” the chief order says.
The Trump Administration has been ramping up strain on Caracas in a bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro from energy.
The USA and most Latin American nations and Western democracies have referred to as for Maduro to step down and have acknowledged Venezuelan opposition chief Juan Guaido because the nation’s president.
However China and Russia have continued to again Maduro, prompting U.S. nationwide safety adviser John Bolton to warn the 2 nations on Monday towards doubling down of their help for him.
Reporting by Makini Brice and Eric Beech; Modifying by Sandra Maler