Venezuela, mired in a deep recession and suffering from high inflation, introduced currency controls in 2003.
The political crisis has put at risk reforms that are key for the economy's recovery.
Analysts who talked to BNamericas, however, see the risks as being manageable.
Henrique Meirelles told a seminar that recent political turmoil will not stop key reforms from getting approved.
Facing a severe debt crisis, the US territory's governor has taken a step towards giving the pension funds of public employees protection against creditors.
Local watchdog UAF issues fines and written warnings for failure to comply with regulations, with banks among those sanctioned.