Venezuela’s supreme court has imposed a travel ban and financial restrictions on self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó, including freezing his bank accounts.

The political crisis in Venezuela deepened as the country’s attorney general ordered an investigation into the opposition leader, who last week declared himself interim president in a rare challenge against, Nicolás Maduro.

the USA tightened the screws on Maduro by announcing sweeping sanctions against the country’s state-owned oil company PdVSA in what experts said was an attempt to economically asphyxiate his government.

However, Guaidó appeared to take the threat of imprisonment in his stride. He said: “We are here, we will keep acting and working to confront the humanitarian crisis.”

Maduro’s government has long sidelined or arrested figureheads of movements that threaten Venezuela’s sovereignty, such as Guaidó’s mentor Leopoldo López, currently under house arrest after organizing violent protests in 2014, while other leaders have gone into self-imposed exile.

President Nicolas Maduro has further rejected an ultimatum issued by Europe which called for new elections in Venezuela within 8 days, saying instead that the next presidential elections will be held in 2025.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has claimed that the US Deep State ordered the Colombian government and mafia to assassinate him, but insisted that he’s well protected from the threat of assassination.

RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.

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