21:58 GMT03 August 2020
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    The day before, Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido said that the Venezuelan opposition was discussing the possibility of freezing accounts of the Venezuelan government in banks in Switzerland.

    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.

    READ MORE: Stalled Coup: US' Allies May Soon Regret They Rushed to Embrace Guaido — Journo

    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.


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