Michael Camilleri and Fen Osler Hampson in The Washington Post: “Seize the money of Venezuelan kleptocrats to help the country and its people”

Michael Camilleri and Fen Osler Hampson in The Washington Post: “Seize the money of Venezuelan kleptocrats to help the country and its people”

“President Trump has said “all options are on the table” as he looks at ways to divert Venezuela’s revenue from the Maduro regime and offer direct aid to Juan Guaidó’s newly established interim government, which the United States formally recognized on Jan. 23.

“Having put sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, the administration should go one step further. One option the Trump administration should consider is to seize the assets of Maduro henchmen that are lying fallow in U.S. bank accounts and make them available to Guaidó’s new government as it becomes able to absorb them, while also repurposing a portion of those monies now to help the millions of Venezuelans who have been displaced from their homes and into neighboring countries…”

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