Venezuela is abandoning the US dollar, with all future
transactions on the Venezuelan exchange market to be made in euro,
Tareck El Aissami, the country's Vice President for Economy, announced.
The sanctions, recently introduced by Washington against Caracas, “block the possibility of continuing to trade using the US dollar on the Venezuelan exchange market," El Aissami said, adding that the American restrictions were “illegal and against international law.”
The American “financial blockade” of Venezuela affects both the country’s public and private sectors, including pharmacy and agriculture, and shows “just how far the imperialism can go in its madness,” the vice president said.
Venezuela’s floating exchange rate system, Dicom, “will
be operating in euro, yuan or any other convertible currency and will
allow the foreign exchange market to use any other convertible
currency," El Aissami said.
The vice president added that all private banks in Venezuela are obliged to participate in the Dicom bidding system...
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