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Trump says he is considering a blockade or quarantine on Venezuela

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, March 27, 2019.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he is considering a quarantine or blockade of Venezuela, as the United States steps up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to relinquish power.

Asked by a reporter whether he was considering such a measure given the amount of involvement by China and Iran in Venezuela, Trump said: "Yes, I am."

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Key Points
  • President Donald Trump announced another round of tariffs Thursday, this time on the remaining $300 billion or so of Chinese goods that aren't already targeted.
  • In dollar terms, the impact is muted — about one-tenth of a percentage point for GDP.
  • But the longer-term impact could be on the collective business psyche that already is worried over trade.