Venezuela’s Guaido asks Citibank to freeze gold swap with Maduro: lawmaker

February 15, 2019

CARACAS (Reuters) – The team of Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido is asking Citibank not to claim gold that was put up as collateral for a loan to the government of President Nicolas Maduro in a swap expiring in March, lawmaker Angel Alvarado said on Friday.

Investment bank and financial services company Citigroup, which owns Citibank, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The United States and close to 50 countries around the world have recognized Guaido as the country’s legitimate leader.

(Reporting by Mayela Armas; Writing by Brian Ellsworth; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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