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Venezuela Shuts Colombia Border to Fight Currency Smuggling

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President Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered the closure of Venezuela's border with Colombia for 72 hours in a crackdown on what he says are "mafias'' smuggling hard-to-find cash that is destabilizing the socialist economy.   The move comes as Maduro is trying to get a grip on Venezuela's galloping inflation, which has choked business and made bolivar notes among the hardest items to find in the already shortage-plagued oil-based economy.   "This is an...

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