On August 5, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order “Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela.” This order will block all property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela within the jurisdiction of the US. This order also authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State to impose sanctions on person who provide support to Nicolas Maduro and his illegitimate regime. The Executive order targets those who undermine either the democratically elected National Assembly of Venezuela or Interim President Juan Guaido.
The United States denounces the Maduro dictatorship for its continued gross abuses of human rights and repression and will not waver in its support for the brave people of Venezuela. They are fighting for freedom, their basic rights, and a return to democracy and the rule of law. The Maduro dictatorship must end for Venezuela to have a stable, democratic, and prosperous future—free from the horrors of socialism that have ravaged this once great country.