Venezuela's budget surplus in 2012 at USD 9.06 billion
The surplus is enough to cover additional credits in 2013
One of such sources is the budget surplus (USD 9.06 billion) of 2012, which are budget funds that were not executed.
In general terms, any surplus is deposited in different parallel funds administered by the Treasury Office. Funds are allocated based on the additional operations that may be necessary.
Since early January, the Executive Office began using such resources. Unlike other periods, early in 2013, the government increased expenditure and took on additional credits financed via parallel funds.
To date, the National Assembly has approved some USD 1.17 billion, and this figure may grow upon this week's additional operations.
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.