Shortage likely to escalate in Venezuela amid drought of US dollars
The Venezuelan Confederation of Industries said the alarms have already set off in some sectors
"If delays in the delivery of authorizations, certificates, licenses, and foreign currency continue, shortage will exacerbate in the country in the next weeks, just when consumption reaches its highest point in the year," the confederation noted in a press release.
Conindustria informed that today the Foreign Exchange Administration Commission (Cadivi) takes nearly 180 days to authorize sales of US dollars to enterprises. The confederation also reported delays in different ministries on the issue of Certificates of Non-Production (CNP), a prior requisite to apply for US dollar through Cadivi.
Conindustria said the alarms have already gone off in some sectors, including the agro-industry.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."