Venezuela cash crisis sparks looting, protests

Venezuelans tie 100-Bolivar notes to a post during a protest over lack of cash as the government, faced with world-high inflation, tries to introduce higher denomination billsMaduro mentioned that rioters had torched two state banks in the town of Guasdalito, near the border with Colombia. Formerly the highest denomination bill, the 100-bolivar note was worth about three US cents, and accounted for 77 percent of the cash in circulation in Venezuela.

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