Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday his choice to permit exchanges in dollars in the emergency is torn South American nation was "right" and taken "amidst a war."
Maduro, a communist, blames the US for pursuing "financial war" on the OPEC country through assents on its pivotal oil segment. The economy is in its 6th year of downturn, set apart by hyperinflation, deficiencies of fundamental products, and the resettlement of a huge number of Venezuelans.
In light of an inquiry from Reuters about whether the ascent in dollar exchanges exacerbated imbalance between Venezuelans with access to outside money and those without, Maduro said the change had "inhaled oxygen" into the economy approached his bureau to "reflect" on its unfavorable impacts.
"I am aware of the imbalances that outcome from this," Maduro told columnists in an uncommon question and answer session for global media. "We have an economy of obstruction in a circumstance of monetary war."