Venezuela's president says oil output up 200,000 bpd at start of year

Feb 15 (Reuters) - Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, said on Thursday the country's oil output was up 200,000 barrels per day at the beginning of 2018.

The socialist leader, who is up for re-election in April, also said that a process of bond renegotiation and restructuring was "impeccable." (Reporting by Vivian Sequera and Ana Isabel Martinez; Writing by Girish Gupta; Editing by Alexandra Ulmer and Steve Orlofsky)