Venezuela's Guaido says Maduro is in his final phase

Venezuela's Guaido says Maduro is in his final phase

It added the original goal of the bank has been distorted.

Roberto Marrero, a high-ranking figure in Guaido's Popular Will party, was reportedly detained after a raid on his home by Venezuelan intelligence service SEBIN.

Guaido tweeted that he did not know where Marrero was, adding: "He must be released immediately".

In an interview on Friday, Guaido said Maduro had lost the ability to "finance political blackmail" to retain power thanks to pressure brought by foreign governments who have recognized him as the South American country's rightful leader in the midst of a hyperinflationary economic collapse.

Shortly after assuming the interim presidency, Guaido offered amnesty to members of the military who took his side.

"We were able to eliminate another terrorist cell, which planned attacks with the participation of Colombian and Central American mercenaries on political leaders, top brass and judges, and acts of sabotage at strategically important facilities", he said.

However, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence wrote Friday in The Miami Herald that China refused to grant an official visa to Ricardo Hausmann, the Venezuelan representative designated by opposition leader Juan Guaido. And the crowd roared in agreement.Daniel put into words the hope of the people of Venezuela: hope for freedom, opportunity, and an end to the oppressive regime of Nicolas Maduro.

The nations have broken from other members of the Caribbean Community, known as CARICOM, in their support for Guaido.

Marrero lives in Caracas, near lawmaker Sergio Vergara - who said his residence was also searched by agents of what he called the "usurper regime" of embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

"Either he doesn't dare to jail me, or he's not in charge", Guaido, the leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, said during an appearance at a school. "We call for their immediate release and will hold accountable those involved", the spokesperson said in a statement. Vergara said that he was woken up by heavy banging at his door and that agents pointed weapons at him.

Guaido, 35, declared himself interim president on January 23 and has the backing of the United States and more than 50 other countries.

"Even now, Mr Marrero is being held against his will in an undisclosed location".

The Treasury Department announcement came while the President Donald Trump met with leaders from five Caribbean nations, where Venezuela was at the top of the agenda.

The United States this month withdrew all its diplomats from Venezuela.

"The aim is to squeeze Maduro and his allies in the military, as well as other connected, upper middle-class Venezuelans who have access to bank accounts and credit cards."

The vice president pointed out how the USA has responded to the ongoing situation in Venezuela by sanctioning government officials, blocking them from taking US dollars from its state-owned oil company PDVSA and providing more than 525 metric tons of food aid.

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