U.S. freezes assets of Venezuelan governmentChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 6, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order to freeze property of the Venezuelan government.
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The order has been effective since 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) on Monday.
The United States has been pursuing a policy of economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation against the Venezuelan government, in support of the opposition leader Juan Guaido.
The Trump administration recognized Guaido as Venezuela's "interim president" on Jan. 23, days after Nicholas Maduro was inaugurated for a second term. ■