The executive order signed by Trump bars US institutions from buying new debt issued by the Venezuelan government or from the state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA.
The sanctions are aimed at severely limiting the government's ability to finance itself, hoping to undermine President Nicolás Maduro's legitimacy among domestic supporters.
The United States is trying to promote a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela by imposing new sanctions, Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Friday after the sanctions were announced by the White House.
"We will not stand by as Venezuela crumbles", it said.
Venezuelan Oil Minister Nelson Martinez will swap roles with the head of the country's state-run oil company Eulogio del Pino in the latest attempt by the socialist administration of President Nicolas Maduro to reverse the ruinous decline in revenues from crude oil.
"The economic measures the US government is preparing will worsen Venezuela's economic situation", he told foreign journalists Tuesday, vowing to protect the population from the worst effects of any sanctions.
The sanctions are bound to worsen a crisis that has already seen Venezuela's oil-dependent economy shrink by about 35 percent since 2014 - more than the USA economy did during the Great Depression.
But with Venezuela's streets calmer than they have been for months, and the opposition still reeling from its failure to prevent the constitutional assembly from going forward, action from increasingly concerned global community represents the best chance of reining in Maduro, he added.
The Maduro regime is running out of money.
President Donald Trump sanctioned Venezuela on Friday after a democractic and humanitarian crisis developed in the nation under President Nicolas Maduro, seen here August 22.
It also restricts the bond negotiation that the Venezuelan State has, as well as the payment of dividends for them.
The White House said it would allow certain exceptions, such as for humanitarian aid, in order "to mitigate harm to the American and Venezuelan people". Days after that vote, Maduro's assets were also frozen. He added that while he does not feel an attack would come in the form of a "classic military invasion", it is possible that the Venezuelan Armed Forces could be attacked "from within", in order to create a situation of "ungovernability" justifying an invasion.
Macron agreed to visit Romania at the European Council meeting on June 23, when Iohannis invited him to Bucharest. He now says he wants Slovakia's future to lie "close to the (EU) core, close to France, close to Germany".
Throughout the country, there have been major racial disparities in terms of the application of the death penalty. It's expected to be carried out using etomidate, an anesthetic recently approved by the Florida Supreme Court.
Harare has made no official comment and requests for comment from Zimbabwean government officials have gone unanswered. Mugabe's two 20-something sons, Robert Jr. and Chatunga, had been in another room nearby, Engels told TimesLIVE .
Lathem had described the killing as the biggest mistake of his life, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Upon arrival, authorities said detectives interrogated the men, who were then formally charged with first-degree murder .
Huddersfield couldn't have made a more impressive start to their debut Premier League season with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace . However, Wagner was quick to remind everyone where his side have come from in reaching the Premier League last season.
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The Galaxy Note8 has the biggest screen ever on a Note device, yet its narrow body makes it comfortable to hold in one hand. Of the dual cameras , one of them comes with f/1.7 for wide-angle images and one taking zoomed images at f/2.4 aperture.
Five sailors were injured and 10 went missing Monday after the McCain crashed with a Liberian oil tanker east of Singapore. The latest collision has already prompted a fleet-wide investigation and plans for temporary halts in US Navy operations.
They followed the August 12 violence in Charlottesville, Va., and were conducted in the midst of Trump's responses to that unrest. In Michigan , voters by a 42-to-39 percent margin say the USA economy has been strengthened by Trump's decisions as president.
Google says the information will not be recorded or shared, but users can use it to start a conversation with a doctor. The clinically validated test, called PHQ-9, asks about energy, appetite and concentration levels, among other things.
Trump has given Mattis authority to send about 4,000 more troops, adding to 8,400 USA forces already deployed to Afghanistan. A day earlier, Iraqi government forces had managed to retake five villages near Tal Afar.
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Voice-enabled speaker usage is forecast to grow almost 130 percent this year, according to consumer research provider eMarketer . In fact, the company expects to start voice shopping experience in its 4,700 US stores and its fulfilment network by next year.
The navy also said efforts were continuing to control the damage and the extent was still being determined. Ten sailors are missing and five others were injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S.
They went on to make a series of movies together before the partnership ended in 1956 and both launched successful solo careers. During Lewis' run as presenter, the telethon raised almost $2.5 billion for the Muscular Dystrophy Association .
Total revenues for the quarter declined 22.8 percent to $4.37 billion from $5.66 billion in the prior-year period. The move followed an agreement with Amazon .com (NASDAQ:AMZN) to sell Kenmore appliances on the website.
The gunman is said to be a disgruntled ex-employee of the diner in a tourist area of Charleston , the city's mayor told Fox News . One witness told The Post and Courier that the gunman looked like "an ordinary grandpa, but he had a insane look".
But in the end, none of these quarterbacks are likely the answer, to the disheartenment of Jaguars fans everywhere. Although its late in the offseason now, it's still never too late to make a necessary change to save a season.
Sergio Ramos was named best defender of last season and Luka Modric best midfielder as Real swept the individual outfield awards. Ronaldo scored twice in the Champions League final, as the culmination of an impressive run of form late on in the season .
The star deleted her Twitter and Facebook avatar picture and header, while also deleting her posts on Tumblr and Instagram . Knowing Taylor Swift's ability to brilliantly create a catchy tune, many hope the song has hissing sounds sampled into it.
The first total solar eclipse to be visible over almost all of North America in almost a century happens today. If fighting traffic or sleeping in your vehicle doesn't sound worth it, Beatty has a few other suggestions.
The latest iteration of Google's operating system, Android Oreo , is officially here, but it won't be on your phone just yet. Even if you weren't one of the many making predictions, there's some good news if you're a Pixel or Pixel XL user.
The U.S. has faced setbacks in Afghanistan as a resurgent Taliban continues to strike against coalition forces. He also spent two nights at his home at Trump Tower, his first visit to the NY skyscraper since taking office.
As they approached the house, the suspect started firing at them, after which they launched a counterattack, Bruno said. The officers were reacting to an endeavored suicide call, JSO Director Mike Bruno disclosed to CBS offshoot WJAX.