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Venezuela City Issues Own Currency to Combat National Cash Crisis

A western Venezuelan city began to issue its own currency this week to alleviate the hyperinflationary country's cash crisis. The "Elorza" currency, with bills featuring the face of local independence leader Jose Andres Elorza, will be valid in the city of Elorza, near Venezuela's border with Colombia. The bills are being sold in the municipality's offices to ensure that thousands of tourists and residents can trade, said mayor Solfreddy...

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