Gustavo Marcano, a representative of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Thursday that Guaido's team had managed to freeze Venezuela's assets in the US.
"One of the primary tasks recommended by Guaido was to defend the assets. We found out that there's a lot of property in the US, we've managed to protect these assets so they remained in the republic's ownership. We've also protected bank accounts of Venezuela's embassies and consulates in the US. The regime can't use this money, they're frozen," Gustavo Marcano said.
The situation in crisis-torn Venezuela escalated on January 23 when Guaido declared himself interim president, disputing last year's reelection of President Nicolas Maduro. Guaido was almost immediately recognized by the United States and some other countries, including Brazil.
Russia, China, Mexico, among other nations, voiced support for Maduro, who, in turn, accused Washington of orchestrating a coup.