In January, Bolton tweeted: "Any violence and intimidation against USA diplomatic personnel, Venezuela's democratic leader, Juan Guaido, or the National Assembly itself would represent a grave assault on the rule of law and will be met with a significant response".
"Regime insiders have transformed BANDES and its subsidiaries into vehicles to move funds overseas in an attempt to prop up Maduro", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, referring to the Venezuelan president. 13857, for operating in the financial sector of the Venezuelan economy, following a determination by Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, in consultation with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, that persons operating in Venezuela's financial sector may be subject to sanctions pursuant to E.O. He was referring to the opposition leader recognized by more than 50 countries as the legitimate interim leader following a flawed ballot that resulted in Maduro's re-election.
Venezuelan security forces detained a key aide to opposition leader Juan Guaido in a raid on his home early Thursday, an opposition lawmaker said.
Maduro, whose key allies are Russian Federation and Cuba, says Guaido is a collaborator in a US plot to overthrow his government.
Trump administration officials Sen. "Almost three million people have fled the country since 2015, placing extra pressure on neighboring Latin American countries such as Colombia and Brazil".
The Inter-American Development Bank is calling off its general assembly next week in China amid a dispute over the participation of a Venezuelan representative opposed by Beijing.
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Sanders says Maduro and his regime are using the banks as slush funds to evade United States sanctions and to move money out of Venezuela. Maduro's thugs threatened their lives and those of their family members, and they brutally kidnapped Roberto Marrero, President Guaido's Chief of Staff.
Nations in the Caribbean, however, have been split on whether to interfere in Venezuela. And every nation of the world owes it to hopeful young Venezuelans like Daniel to do the same. Last year, while meeting with senators on immigration, Trump questioned why the United States would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s--hole countries" in Africa, according to one participant and people briefed on the conversation. They purchased the oil under the PetroCaribe arrangement, which gave them low-interest credit terms, but have left them indebted to Caracas.
Meanwhile, the US State Department said on Friday the US is concerned about the welfare and safety of US citizens detained in Venezuela.
Mr Trump's administration called on Mr Maduro to step down and seized billions of dollars' worth of Venezuela's oil assets.
St Lucia's Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said that those attending Friday's meeting "all recognise there's a problem in Venezuela". Several EU countries came forward with support for the Venezuelan parliament and expressed hope for new elections to resolve the crisis.