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Venezuela Again Delays Withdrawal of 100-bolivar Notes

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday said his government would extend the use of 100-bolivar notes to Jan. 20, after a plan to withdraw those bills from the economy sparked nationwide protests and widespread looting. Maduro in December said the notes, the highest denomination in the inflation-plagued country, would be withdrawn to prevent smugglers and "mafias" from trafficking the bills across the border to neighboring Colombia. He had already postponed the...

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