Trump freezes Venezuelan dictatorship assets in U.S, Sen. Rick Scott calls for naval blockade of oil to Cuba

When it rains, it pours. President Trump announced sweeping new sanctions against Venezuela’s socialist dictatorship yesterday while Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is calling for a naval blockade to stop the flow of Venezuelan oil to communist Cuba.

The Trump administration’s new sanctions freeze all assets owned by the Venezuelan dictatorship in the U.S., including property and bank accounts. With the stroke of a pen, all the millions (if not billions) of dollars stolen from the Venezuelan people by the Maduro regime and his puppet masters in Havana hidden in the U.S. is gone.

Via Reuters:

The executive order signed by Trump goes well beyond the sanctions imposed in recent months against Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] and the country’s financial sector, as well as measures against dozens of Venezuelan officials and entities.

Trump’s action, the toughest yet against Maduro, not only bans U.S. companies from dealings with the Venezuela government but also appears to open the door to possible sanctions against foreign firms or individuals that assist it.

Russian and Chinese companies are among those still doing significant business in the South American OPEC nation.

“All property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United States … are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in,” according to the executive order released by the White House.

Meanwhile, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is calling for a naval blockade to stop the flow of Venezuelan oil to communist Cuba. The Castro dictatorship has effectively colonized Venezuela and has been the principal force keeping Maduro in power. Their reward has been daily shipments of free oil, which in turn helps the socialist dictatorship in Cuba remain in power.

Via the Floridian Press:

In a recent interview with TV Venezuela, Senator Scott discussed the ongoing calls for the United States to use naval assets that would block the flow of oil shipped from Venezuela to Cuba.

This move would cut off the supply of oil to the Castro Regime, and Senator Scott believes it would be the most effective action that the United States could take to end the brutal regime of Nicolas Maduro.

In the interview, Senator Scott further explained that Cuba is key to the problems that Venezuela is currently facing, asserting that the United States has to take this into account when deciding how to respond to Venezuela and the humanitarian crisis that the country is currently facing.

Elaborating on what he has done, Senator Scott shared that he “spoke to President Trump about a week and a half ago at the White House about cutting the flow of oil [to Cuba].”

He discussed the important role that Cuba plays in the matter, adding that “the thugs in Cuba have shown they are violent and dangerous.”

I think it’s safe to say Monday was not a good day for Cuba’s Castro dictatorship or its puppet regime in Venezuela.