Venezuela's currency can't get you much these days. 100-thousand bolivars are worth just a single dollar on the black market. So as hyperinflation makes old notes worthless, Venezuelans are coming up with creative uses for the once valuable paper.
The South American country is spiraling further into a humanitarian disaster spurred by the government's economic policies, which have caused inflation to skyrocket 24,571 percent in the past 12 months.
The Venezuelan government blames Banesco executives for exacerbating the country's hyperinflation and collapse of the national currency. Banesco's chief denounced the move as "disproportionate" and "unjust."
Hyperinflation in Venezuela has made money so worthless that artists make handbags out of the country's currency. Their work adds far more value to the pitiful bolivar, reports Manuel Rueda from the Colombian border.
Venezuela is stuck in one of the worst economic crises of its history, taking a huge toll on its population. Will Sunday's presidential elections bring about any change? Evan Romero-Castillo reports.
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