Venezuela Eliminates Half Its Paper Money After Pulling Largest Bill From Circulation

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Maduro Stunner: Venezuela Eliminates Half Its Paper Money After Pulling Largest Bill From Circulation:

Having observed the economic chaos to emerge as a result of India’s shocking Nov. 8 demonetization announcement, and perhaps confident it can do better, today president Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, Latin America’s most distressed economy, mired in an economic crisis and facing hyperinflation, likewise shocked the nation when he announced on state TV that just like India, Venezuela would pull its highest denominated, 100-bolivar bill (which is worth about two U.S. cents on the black market), from circulation over the next 72 hours, ahead of the introduction of new, higher-value notes, as large as 20,000.

“I have decided to take out of circulation bills of 100 bolivars in the next 72 hours,” Maduro said. “We must keep beating the mafias.”

To this we would add “and cue economic chaos”, but since this is Venezuela, that’s a given.

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“Economy Shattered, Currency Collapsing”: Venezuelans Wait In 6 ATM Lines For Enough To Buy Rice

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“Economy Shattered, Currency Collapsing”: Venezuelans Wait In 6 ATM Lines For Enough To Buy Rice:

Is this how the economic crisis will play out in America? A cash strapped population, forced to the brink and stripped of their dignity?

Unfortunately, it is already underway in Venezuela.

Of course there is a higher standard of living in the United States overall, but tens of millions of people are already on the edge of poverty and tens of millions more can be brought to their knees in a matter of hours.

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One Scary Chart: Venezuela’s Currency Disintegrates

One Scary Chart: Venezuela’s Currency Disintegrates:

It was just this past Monday when we were reported that the Venezuela currency, the Bolivar, had crashed below 3,000 for the first time ever, losing 15% of its value in just one day as the Venezuela hyperinflation had entered its terminal phase.

Today, the DolarToday.com website, maintained by a person the WSJ dubbed “Public Enemy No. 1 of Venezuela’s revolutionary government, Gustavo Díaz, a Home Depot Inc. employee in central Alabama” reports that having crossed the psychological 2,000 level ten days ago, and taking out the 3000 barrier earlier this week, the Bolivar has now plunged to a new all time low of 4,609.37 on the black market, dropping by 15% from its latest print of 2,972 reported on Friday of last week, and has lost 60% in its value just in the past month.

So for anyone still unsure what real-time hyperinflation looks like, here is the updated visual answer.

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Zimbabwe Goes Down The Path Of Hyperinflation… Again

Zimbabwe Goes Down The Path Of Hyperinflation… Again:

Some people just don’t learn.

After becoming the most famous case of hyperinflation in modern history roughly ten years ago, Zimbabwe is about to have another go at conjuring paper money out of thin air.

I’m sure this time will be different.

You know the story. Starting in the late 1990s, the Zimbabwe government’s policies under Robert Mugabe began to have some devastating effects.

He confiscated private property from established (mostly white) farmers and redistributed the land in very tiny tracts to his supporters, most of whom had no experience in farming.

Unsurprisingly, Zimbabwe’s once-booming agriculture exports collapsed almost overnight.

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Total Societal Collapse: What the Media Isn’t Telling You About Venezuela

H/t reader squodgy:

“If we can’t all learn from the situation in Venezuels, which has been created by the banksters as a lesson to the people for wanting to share the spoils of their oil assets, then we have no hope.

It is coming to us all, we have had enough warnings and notice, we have no excuse.”


Total Societal Collapse: What the Media Isn’t Telling You About Venezuela:

Venezuela — Life in Venezuela now consists of empty grocery stores, record rates of violent crime, and widespread shortages of just about everything. The economic and political conditions have been deteriorating for years, but recent stories coming from this once-rich nation are astonishing. Bars have run out of beer, McDonald’s can’t get buns for their Big Macs, and rolling blackouts are a regular occurrence. The average person spends over 35 hours a month waiting in line to buy their rationed goods, and even basics like toilet paper and toothpaste are strictly regulated.

The fiasco began when the price of oil collapsed and sent Venezuelan finances into chaos. The oil-dependent nation, despite its imposing government policies, couldn’t prevent the fallout. The current problems are further compounded by rampant corruption throughout the Venezuelan government. The likelihood of a peaceful resolution is decreasing by the day, and political dissents are likely to be met with brutal crackdowns. The desperation of the masses could explode violently under the right circumstances, and there are few things more dangerous to a nation than a hungry population.

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James Wesley Rawles: It’s Time To Prepare For Hyperinflationary Collapse – “There’s Going To Be A Massive Run On Firearms” If A Hillary Win Is Imminent (Video)

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Survival Expert James Rawles Warns: “There’s Going To Be A Massive Run On Firearms… Bigger Than Anything We’ve Ever Seen Before” If Hillary Win Is Imminent:

Survival Expert James Rawles Warns: “There’s Going To Be A Massive Run On Firearms… Bigger Than Anything We’ve Ever Seen Before” If Hillary Win Is Imminent

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Deutsche Bank Loves Helicopter Money: Why “Big Inflation Is Coming… But Will First Require A Crisis”

Deutsche Bank Loves Helicopter Money: Why “Big Inflation Is Coming… But Will First Require A Crisis”:

Helicopter policies are not advocated in ‘a normal world’. They are however almost inevitable in the next recession. “Japan will be the flag bearer of fiscal stimulus.” Which will be sufficient to breath some inflationary spirit into the system. “But this is all febrile and can get over-turned by the slightest change in wind direction,” he said, tentative. “This will be the little inflation before the big helicopter-driven inflation.” But that will first require a crisis.

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John Williams Of Shadowstats.com: We Won’t Get Through The Elections Without Major Disruptions To The Finanical System – “The Dollar Is Going To Collapse” (Video)

Jun 10, 2016

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