Mexico says no evidence Venezuela’s Maduro has Mexican bank assets

08/01/2017 Reuters

Mexican Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade attends a conference marking the International Day of Family Remittances 2017 in Mexico City
Mexican Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – There currently is no evidence to indicate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who has just been slapped with U.S. sanctions, has any money in the Mexican banking system, Mexico’s finance minister said on Tuesday.

Jose Antonio Meade, speaking on local television, said if any of the Venezuelan officials who have been sanctioned by the U.S. government were found to have financial assets in Mexico, the country would be obliged to inform the United States and shut down the accounts.

When asked if Maduro, who the White House has dubbed a dictator for “seizing absolute power,” had any bank accounts in Mexico, Meade said: “At this time, we don’t have any information that would allow us to confirm that he does.”

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