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A toilet paper roll is pictured next to 2,600,000 bolivars, its price and the equivalent of 0.40 USD, at a mini-market in Caracas, Venezuela August 16, 2018. It was the going price at an informal market in the low-income neighborhood of Catia.

Venezuela’s inflation rate just hit 830,000% — and is likely to keep rising

A report published to Venezuela's parliament said the annual rate had almost doubled in the month since the latest report was published in October.
A girl stands at a barbed wire fence as she waits to try to cross into Colombia from Urena, Venezuela, December 18, 2016.

‘Different shades of utter resignation’: Venezuelans fleeing hardship at home are finding more struggles abroad

The exodus of Venezuelans from their home country has picked up amid deepening political and economic dysfunction, but those looking abroad are encountering a new set of hardships.

Venezuela is cracking down on ‘bitcoin fever’

Venezuelans have turned to the black market and alternative currencies to meet their needs, but the government is cracking down.

Venezuela’s embattled government hikes minimum wage by 50% — the 5th increase in a year

"In times of economic war and mafia attacks ... we must protect employment and workers' income," the Venezuelan president said.

Venezuela is shutting down its border to combat currency smuggling

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said his country would shut its border with Colombia to combat gangs and currency smugglers.