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"These bills in a few months will not be worth anything anymore, because in this country prices rise very quickly," said Rafael Alvarez, a healthcare worker who left a bank carrying one 200,000 bolivar bill and four bills worth 50,000 bolivars each. All that is equivalent to just 20 US cents.(REUTERS)

With crisis stricken currency, Venezuela rolls out larger denomination banknotes

Reuters | , Caracas
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 12:18 PM IST
Bills worth 200,000 and 500,000 bolivars - worth just 10 and 27 US cents, respectively, at the current exchange rate - began to circulate on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses.
The deaths, mostly from gunshot wounds, were recorded in the capital and across the country, along with reports of looting in the Brazilian border state of Bolivar, the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict told AFP.(AFP)
The deaths, mostly from gunshot wounds, were recorded in the capital and across the country, along with reports of looting in the Brazilian border state of Bolivar, the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict told AFP.(AFP)

13 dead in two days of protests in Venezuela against socialist President Nicolas Maduro

Caracas (Venezuela) | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2019 08:08 AM IST
Unrest first kicked off on Monday when 27 soldiers rose up against Maduro at a command post in Caracas, calling upon people to “take to the streets” in a video circulated on social media.
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