Venezuela: Maduro Tries to Freeze President Juan Guaidó’s Assets, Bar from Travel

Breitbart | 1/29/2019 | Staff
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Socialists still loyal to deposed dictator Nicolás Maduro announced on Tuesday they would freeze Interim President Juan Guaidó’s bank assets and ban him from leaving the country.

In a statement Tuesday afternoon, the regime’s attorney general Tarek William Saab unveiled a range of preliminary measures against Juan Guaidó, including the freezing of his bank accounts, seizing of his property, and a ban on him leaving the country.

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“There is a citizen who has led all this action that is an impediment of the Venezuelan Constitution, we have ordered initial precautionary measures against Juan Guaidó,” Saab said. “The Supreme Court will today impose a range of measures including the prohibition of [Guaidó’s] exit from the country; of alienating and taxing movable and immovable property and the freezing of his bank accounts.”

Responding to the threats, White House National Security Adviser John Bolton warned that there would be “serious consequences” for those who harm Guaidó, without detailing what sort of consequences they may face. The United States sanctioned the nation’s most important industry on Monday by banning U.S. dealings with Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the state oil company.

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“We denounce the illegitimate former Venezuelan Attorney General’s threats against President Juan Guaidó,” Bolton wrote. “Let me reiterate – there will be serious consequences for those who attempt to subvert democracy and harm Guaidó.”

Guaidó responded by saying he was...
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