Venezuelan minister: economic moves seek financial sustainability
Venezuela's Planning and Finance Minister Jorge Giordani said that the official economic announcements made on Friday sought the rational and fair use of foreign exchange
In a brief statement, the minister added that the Government seeks the rational and fair use of US dollars. Giordani pointed out that the announced actions are systemic rather than individualized.
He said that the move also seek to make economically and financially feasible the plan of the homeland.
Giordani stressed that all government institutions are operating regularly and that technological platforms were modified to fit the changes.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.