One dollar now buys 103,000 bolivars in Venezuela’s black market

From Bloomberg:

Venezuela’s currency is in free fall as hyperinflation intensifies and a recently unveiled plan to restructure foreign debt adds to a sense of chaos in Caracas.

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The rate in the black market — the place where most Venezuelans acquire dollars in the authoritarian country — weakened to 103,000 bolivars per greenback Friday, according to, a website that tracks the data. That’s a 20% drop just this week and compared with a rate as low as 10,000 per dollar as recently as late July. The official government-set exchange rate — which is virtually inaccessible — is 10 bolivars per dollar.


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