04 de noviembre de 2016 10:06 AM
Actualizado el 04 de noviembre de 2016 10:21 AM
The payment of international commitments by the Venezuelan State totaled USD 60.37 billion over the last three years: USD 23 billion in 2014; USD 20.55 billion in 2015; and USD 16.73 billion so far in 2016. In this scenario, the Caribbean nation is qualified to apply for new foreign loans.
Nonetheless, the country-risk classification is growing, an issue President Nicolás Maduro has attributed to an international campaign devised by some US companies aimed at creating a default situation in Venezuela.
Maduro added that the resources employed to face such campaign could have been invested in development plans. In that connection, he stressed that “there is a financial war” against Venezuelan compliance with international commitments, a situation that does not apply for other countries.
He noted that the State paid Thursday USD 183 million in interests on foreign debt.