February 14, 2020 / 5:31 PM / 12 days ago

Venezuelan's Maduro says decision to allow dollar transactions was 'correct'

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a news conference at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Fausto Torrealba

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday his decision to allow transactions in dollars in the South American country’s embattled economy was “correct,” describing it as a decision taken “in the midst of a war.”

Reporting by Brian Ellsworth; Writing by Luc Cohen

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