Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro denounced on Thursday that the financial services provider Euroclear has frozen $ 1.650 million dollars of Venezuela, as a result of the sanctions of the United States.
According to the president, who described the case as seizure, it is about 450 million dollars liquid and 1.200 million in titles to import food and medicine, in serious shortages in the country.
The 450 million “have been frozen from six weeks ago in Euroclear. Stop the seizure of Venezuelan money abroad!”, said the president during a ceremony in which he celebrated his 55th birthday.
“We also have 1.200 million in bonds issued by the Republic, accepted by economic agents to sell us medicines and food, and they have the 1.200 million dollars seizured,” he added.
Euroclear is a financial services giant, including securities custody, with headquarters in Brussels and customers in some 90 countries.
Maduro linked this issue with the sanctions imposed last August by the United States, which prohibits the citizens of that country from negotiating new debt issued by the Venezuelan government and the oil company PDVSA.
“It is the economic war that the imperialist government of the United States has for us, pursuing the money we have in the world,” he said.