Trump’s executive order targets Nicolas Maduro

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President Trump has responded to the growing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela by issuing an executive order that hits Nicolas Maduro and his dictatorial regime in their pockets.

Responding to the “continued usurpation of power by Nicolas Maduro and persons affiliated with him, as well as human rights abuses, including arbitrary or unlawful arrest and detention of Venezuelan citizens, interference with freedom of expression, including for members of the media, and ongoing attempts to undermine Interim President Juan Guaido and the Venezuelan National Assembly’s exercise of legitimate authority in Venezuela,” the President issued an executive order to block property of the Venezuelan government in the United States.

In the order, it’s explained that “all property and interests in the property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United State, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.”