The president of the United States (USA), Donald Trump, signed on Monday an executive order in which he freezes all the assets of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela that are in the US nation.
All assets of those who have “assisted, sponsored or providing financial, material or technological assistance for, or goods (…) or services to any person included in the list of specifically designated nationals or blocked (sanctioned) persons are blocked,” refers the Coercive measure ordered by Trump and quoted by the correspondent of the multi-state owned Telesur media, Alina Duarte, on the twitter network.
The executive order also prohibits “any contribution or provision of funds, goods or services by, for, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in a property are blocked in accordance with this order”, as well as “the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods or services of said person ”, as reviews international media.
The extreme measure is announced while the Government of the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and sectors of the Venezuelan opposition meet at dialogue tables in Barbados – with the mediation of the Norwegian government – to solve the economic and political situation that the country lives, affected by the coercive measures imposed by the Trump administration.
According to Trump, the executive order is signed by “the continued usurpation of power by Nicolás Maduro”, despite the fact that President Nicolás Maduro was elected on May 20 of last year with more than 67% of the electorate, in presidential elections where representatives of the Venezuelan opposition participated, who recognized the triumph of the current Venezuelan president.
With this order, the Trump administration hardens its attacks against Venezuela, whose actions have been carried out since January 23, after the rupture of diplomatic relations between the US and Venezuela, after their participation in the attempted coup d’etat against the President Nicolás Maduro.
These measures are added to the economic, financial and commercial blockade, which has left losses of millions of dollars in the country, as well as the recent “sanctions” against the Local Supply and Production Committees (CLAP), a food program that serves more than six millions of families with the distribution of basic necessities at low cost.