Deputy forecasts forex rate adjustment in Venezuela
Economic reforms are expected this year, and ministers will gradually announce them
Adjustments may include changes in the price of some goods and services, and the foreign exchange rate, as well as some fiscal reforms and steps to curb speculation.
The former finance minister pointed out that "the main goal is to preserve economic growth as it is vital for economic policy-making."
The deputy also suggested that devaluation should be used as a tool to improve the competitiveness of the Venezuelan economy in the international arena through industrialization.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.