Trump bans U.S. purchases of Venezuela's cryptocurrency Petro
22 March, 2018, 02:07 | Author: Charlene Valdez
The government in Venezuela, led by President Maduro, has been pitching petro as one of the key instruments to boost the country's crumbling economy, which has found itself at the receiving end of severe hyperinflation and devaluation for years.
Another U.S. official cited United Nations data showing more than 1.5 million Venezuelans have been displaced by the crisis.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday banning all transactions involving the digital currency.
Snow continues through Wednesday
The UK has recently been hit by a brutal barrage of freezing weather, bringing snow, ice and chilling winds to the country. The humidity is very low, and with clear conditions overnight, temperatures will be allowed to fall quickly after sunset.
"Behind the scenes, the petro was in fact a collaboration-a half-hidden joint venture between Venezuelan and Russian officials and businessmen, whose aim was to erode the power of US sanctions". Expectedly, President Maduro's government has reacted strongly to the United States move by calling it a "new imperial aggression".
Now the Petro is propped up by Venezuela's extensive crude oil reserves.
The executive order by President Trump also authorizes Steven Mnuchin, the US Treasury Secretary, to introduce new regulations to ensure its smooth execution.
How Pedro kept Chelsea FC in the hunt for FA Cup glory
Pedro scored the victor in extra-time after Jamie Vardy had levelled the scores. "He showed great character and to be strong". When Leicester City will look back at that game, they'd find it hard to believe that they didn't progress to the semi-final.
The move signals Washington is seeking to boost its involvement in the fallout from Venezuela's crisis following several rounds of financial sanctions that have effectively blocked President Nicolas Maduro's ability to borrow money overseas.
Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro tweeted that the government earned $735m on its launch day - a claim that has not been independently verified. The move was "in light of recent actions taken by the Maduro regime to attempt to circumvent US sanctions by issuing a digital currency in a process that Venezuela's democratically elected National Assembly has denounced as unlawful", the White House said. Venezuela's currency, the bolívar, has suffered from hyperinflation as a result of government mismanagement and U.S. sanctions. These delusional and inhumane policies by the Maduro regime have exacerbated an avoidable humanitarian crisis. In a statement to Time, the Finance Ministry denied involvement of any government officials in the creation of petro.
The Humane Society of the United States generally recommends against having your pet fly in the cargo compartment. United and other airlines have struggled to handle an onslaught of animals traveling with the airline.
Jonathan Freese, a student at Great Mills, called CNN from his cell phone as he was in lockdown in math class. A spokesman for the FBI's Baltimore field office said its agents are on the scene of the incident .
The papers were provided by Henderson Behavioral Health, a psychological assessment service that Cruz's mother contacted for help. Cruz told Henderson evaluators he damaged the wall because he was upset that his girlfriend broke up with him.
There is only one person in this world that can spend Beyonce and Jay-Z's money without permission - and that is Blue Ivy Carter . The youngster successfully bid $10,000 for a Samuel Levi Jones artwork, according to Vanity Fair .
May asked Abe to support her in Britain's row with Russia over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter. A Friday survey had a similar drop in support but only 40.4 percent said then that they did not support Abe.
Portia de Rossi also came forward and claimed Seagal put her on a casting couch and unzipped his leather trousers . She was introduced to Seagal through a music producer, and he promptly invited her to audition for a movie.
It said the reactor was being constructed with help from North Korea and had been months away from activation. One reason could be the upcoming memoir of former prime minister Ehud Olmert, who ordered the strike.
Casting his ballot in Moscow , Putin said he would be pleased with any result giving him the right to continue as president. That paved the way for another 12 years of Putin after he returned to the presidency in 2012.
Karen McDougal files lawsuit to discuss alleged Trump affair
McDougal's 23-page lawsuit comes on the heels of efforts by adult film star Stormy Daniels to get out of a similar hush agreement. The lawsuit alleges that McDougal was "duped" by her then-lawyer, Keith Davidson , into signing the agreement.
Gamers, now tap to test apps on Google Play
Instant Games will operate with a smaller portion of the app that can allow users to get a feel for the game before committing. It is also worth noting that the gameplay for Instant games is not more than 30 seconds, neither too little nor too much.
New 5-passenger Volkswagen SUV to be made in Chattanooga
The five-seat Atlas will be the third Volkswagen model to be produced at the Chattanooga, after the Passat and seven-seat Atlas. The Atlas started production in 2016 in Chattanooga and went on sale in 2017, earning Cars.com's Best of the Year.
Meeting Held Hours Before Bridge Collapse
Our priority focus continues to place sympathies for the victims at the forefront of our thoughts. Six people were killed in the accident , which also left nine other people hurt on Thursday.
Walk out? Father of Parkland shooting victim has another idea
Peterson, said the Broward Sheriff's Office had trained him to "seek cover and assess the situation" in cases of outdoor gun fire. At Pennridge High School near Philadelphia, more than 200 students were given weekend detentions for taking part in the walkout .