Venezuela’s Guaido envoy, U.S. to discuss taking over government assets


Carlos Alfredo Vecchio, charge d’affaires appointed by Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, speaks to the media after a meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. representative for Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido will meet with U.S. officials as soon as Wednesday to plan a takeover of assets from socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government.

Carlos Vecchio told reporters at a news conference that he will meet with White House officials on Wednesday and the U.S. Treasury Department possibly on Thursday about how to take control of Venezuelan assets in a progressive and orderly fashion, following a legal procedure.

Reporting by Matt Spetalnick and Makini Brice; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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