The Treasury Department indicated it decided the latest sanctions in response to the arrest by Venezuelan authorities of the aide to opposition leader Juan Guaido. "Maduro and his enablers have distorted the original objective of the bank, which was founded to help the economic and social well-being of the Venezuelan people, as part of a desperate attempt to hold onto power", said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.
Today's action designating BANDES and its subsidiaries follows 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.
On January 23 Venezuelan National Assembly Speaker Juan Guaido proclaimed himself as the country's acting president.
As Venezuela's political and economic crisis deepens under Nicolas Maduro, many nations around the world, including the United States, are demanding the president stand aside and make way for opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Maduro has described Guaido as a "puppet" in a US scheme to overthrow him.
They have threatened ever harsher sanctions meant to further isolate Maduro and cut off his administration's sources of revenue, but the humanitarian and political costs of further blanket measures could be high.
Guaido had earlier accused the Venezuelan security forces of "planting" weapons at Marrero's house, while John Bolton, US President Donald Trump's national security adviser, immediately denounced Marrero's arrest as "illegitimate" and stressed that the move will "not go unanswered".
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The United States this month withdrew all its diplomats from Venezuela.
"The work by the intelligence and interior ministry units led to the detention of citizen Roberto Marrero, aged 49, who bears direct responsibility for organizing criminal groups", the minister said in a statement aired by the Venezolana de Television TV channel.
Workers from Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA, participate in an "anti-imperialist" march to support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in front of the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, January 31, 2019.
The crisis has put some Caribbean nations in a tough spot.
St. Lucia Prime Minister Allen Michael Chastanet said it's been since the Reagan administration that the US has taken an interest in the Caribbean and acknowledged that Trump's invitation was likely due to their support of the USA stance against Venezuela at the Organization of American States.
Mr Trump's administration called on Mr Maduro to step down and seized billions of dollars' worth of Venezuela's oil assets.
"The Chengdu meeting would have been a great opportunity for China to readjust the trilateral relationship with the U.S. and Latin America", Zhang said. "Most people recognize the need for new elections", Chastanet said, adding that any disagreement they have is in how that will play out.
In a joint statement, they said Barr must not give Trump, his lawyers or staff any "sneak preview" of the findings or evidence. But Friday's reports suggest that any further charges will not come from the special counsel, if they come at all.
About 1,000 children attend the school, police said. "It's a very sad scene, the saddest thing I've seen in my entire life". Latin America's most populous nation has the largest number of annual homicides in the world, but school shootings are rare.
Hastings' confirmation follows experts' prediction that Netflix may not be included in Apple's TV service. "These are fantastic , large, well-funded companies with very significant efforts", Hastings said .
Seventy-nine condemned California inmates have died of natural causes since California reinstated capital punishment in 1978. Newsom signed an executive order granting reprieves to death row inmates and closing the state's execution chamber.
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Messi stepped up and curled the free-kick in to the top right-hand corner, leaving Pau Lopez with no chance. Lionel Messi netted the first goal in the 18th minute from a superb free-kick to give Barcelona the lead.
After withdrawing from the tournament at Bay Hill last week, Day chose to spend time with his family at Disney World. For the first two rounds, Woods is grouped with defending champion Webb Simpson and Masters champion Patrick Reed .
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Parents would pay Singer to have someone take an SAT or ACT exam for their child or correct the test afterward, Lelling said. Reps for Huffman and Loughlin did not immediately return PEOPLE's calls for comment.
At least two people were removed from or left the Mueller team due to bias against Trump in their internal communications. Mueller, he said, was only appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , and never had to face voters.
Israel occupied east Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the global community. Netanyahu thanked President Trump for his statement that it's time to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights .
Bayer now faces some 11,000 suits from cancer patients and their families, and its second loss paints a dire picture. Litzenburg said he and other attorneys have more than 4,000 similar cases awaiting trial in various state courts.
There have also been reports of renewed activity at a North Korean nuclear test site, which have been condemned by Donald Trump . The two Koreas have not met since a failed summit last month between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.
Since O'Rourke ended the practice when he was 18, the statute of limitations would've run out for him a long time ago. O'Rourke was made aware of Trump's criticism Thursday, but appeared unbothered by it.
Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said there has been a slight urise in alleged mob-related violence in NY within the past year . According to reports, Cali's death marks the highest ranking member of a NY crime family to be murdered in decades.
On March 20, the direct rays of the sun are shining down on the equator producing the effect of equal day and night . A Worm Moon is a term used by Native American tribes and Europeans for a full moon that appears in March.
Since 2012, when Trout won the AL Rookie of the Year and was the MVP runner-up, he has averaged 34 home runs and 26 stolen bases. Of course, fellow pro athletes chimed in, as did the general sports Twitter population, following the reports.
It marked the second deadly crash in months involving the 737 Max, the newest and fastest-selling aircraft in Boeing's fleet. The Ethiopian Airlines plane was carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members when the jet crashed into the ground.
On Saturday, Tarrant appeared in a Christchurch court to face the first of what is expected to be a host of murder charges. Cahill called for a ban on easily-modified semi-automatic weapons and the creation of a national gun registry. "We are one.
Another two individuals are still in custody as the police continue to determine if they were involved in any way. He said they were praying "to our God of all peoples and of all cultures for peace, tolerance and good will".
Confirming his run to Texan TV outlet KTSM , Mr O'Rourke said: "I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents". O'Rourke, whose given name is Robert Francis, acquired his nickname while growing up in El Paso, Texas.
Australia and Singapore joined the growing list of countries that have grounded their Boeing 727 Max aeroplanes overnight. It does not intend to issue new recommendations about the aircraft to customers.
Eugenie Bouchard, meanwhile, fell at the first hurdle following a three-set loss against Kirsten Flipkens at the WTA tournament. She received a first-round bye in Indian Wells and then beat Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday [NZ time].
Even with the proposed cuts, the White House proposal would not eliminate the budget deficit until the mid-2030s. Presidential budgets are always as much about politics as they are about financial planning-maybe more so.