Approximately $24 billion of Venezuelan public money has been taken out of the country, and out of those an approximate $601 million have been used to construct the US-Mexico border wall, Univision reported.
Reportedly, government documents, which were first reviewed by Univision, prove the money was used specifically for that.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, US President Donald Trump promised that he would “make Mexico pay” to build the wall, but has entirely failed.
As such, he has turned to other ways to construct the $18 billion project.
Trump used the National Emergency he declared after losing a “fight” with US Congress which led to a 35-day government shutdown, to siphon $8 billion for wall construction from other government accounts, including $600,993,368.26 from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund.
Several unsuccessful efforts were made in Congress and the courts to block Trump using the confiscated assets for the wall.
A bill in the House of Representatives sought to include a provision that “prohibits the use of funds from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund to plan, design, construct, or carry out a project to construct a wall, barrier, fence, or road along the southern border of the United States.”
The United States has seized at least $1 billion of Venezuelan public funds that Washington in turn claimed were supposedly being stolen by officials from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government.
“None of that money… has been returned to the Venezuelan people,” Univision reported. “Instead, most of the money is being collected by the U.S. Justice and Treasury Departments and held in special forfeiture funds used mostly to fund law enforcement investigations.”
In the Univision report, the mainstream narrative is followed, in the way that the Maduro government is a “widely repudiated regime.” And US-Proclaimed Interim President Juan Guaido is described as the country’s interim government.
Univision disregards the actions of the us US and European countries that led to the stealing billions of dollars of Venezuelan public money, justifying the theft with allegations of Venezuelan government corruption.
However, it was pointing out that those funds weren’t given to Guaido and his opposition, but were rather used for other goals.
Separately, former US National Security Adviser John Bolton outlined in his book “The Room Where It Happened” how the UK also helped in pillaging Venezuela’s assets.
He boasted that the British Government, specifically Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt “was delighted to cooperate on steps they could take” to assist in Washington’s coup efforts, “for example freezing Venezuelan gold deposits in the Bank of England, so the regime could not sell the gold to keep itself going.”
According to Trump's former National Security Advisor, UK's Foreign Minister was happy to cooperate with the US in applying pressure to Venezuela by freezing our gold deposits in the Bank of England. Evidence showing Venezuela is being illegally robbed keeps surfacing. pic.twitter.com/QoX7rfHFB8
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) June 20, 2020
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