El Salvador makes way for US dollar general use

El Salvador is making final preparations to introduce the US dollar into general use in January, importing the US currency and training bank employees how to avoid money laundering and counterfeit schemes, officials said on Wednesday.

Central bank president Rafael Barraza said US bills and coins were being imported to ease their introduction into the economy, a process expected to take about six months."We are in the process of importing coins and bills," he told local radio.

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