Venezuelan forex board allocates USD 33 billion in 2012
The granted foreign currency records a 5.6% hike versus 2011
Imports were granted USD 26.01 billion, including USD 18.17 in regular imports, the Venezuelan government agency broke down.
Furthermore, USD 1.46 billion was authorized for financial operations; USD 3.33 billion for credit cards and USD 2.34 for miscellaneous.
The can of tuna, formerly a fairly normal pantry staple, has long been missing from stores in Venezuela, especially the domestic brands. When tuna cans, imported or domestic, do occasionally show up on store shelves, prices have increased several fold.