Venezuela’s currency, the bolivar, is disintegrating at an incredible pace under the country’s political and economic crisis that has left citizens broke, desperate and in many cases, homicidal. The depreciation accelerated this week, after a disputed vote electing an all-powerful “Constituent Assembly” filled with allies of President Nicolas Maduro, which the opposition and dozens of countries have called illegitimate.
Just two days ago, on August 2, we reported that one dollar would buy 14,100 bolivars, up from 11,280 the day before.
The next day, the bolivar slumped nearly 15 percent on the black market, to 17,000 to one US dollar. Today, it has crashed again, tumbling 16% to 20,142, and down almost 40% in just the past three days.
The rise of the greenback: unstoppable?
Continue reading Venezuela Currency Disintegrates: Down 16% in 24 hours
[7/12/17 SABRINA MARTÍN] The cataclysmic devaluation of the bolivar in Venezuela and the brutal repression in the South American country now go hand in hand; state security agencies are increasingly demanding bribes in relatively strong Colombian pesos to release unjustly detained protesters.
It is already public knowledge that the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) and the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) take advantage of opposition protests to arrest innocent young people, torture them, and then request bribes of between USD $500 and USD $1,000 to free them; however, in border states they are also increasingly charging such payments in Colombian pesos.
Continue reading Venezuela’s Currency Is So Devalued that Cops Are Demanding Bribes in Colombian Pesos
Have you wondered why everything is “so expensive”? Have you wondered why DEBT is loosing value so quickly? Have you wondered why DEBT is even considered having value?
The STATE OF CALIFORNIA VITAL RECORDS calls debt “valueless”! As even though they say their Birth Certificates are “bank notes” printed on financial “security paper”, they still aren’t worth anything but debt… So, California is saying that debt is worthless. We concur.
Debt being valueless is the reason for the next article:
A fascinating, recent report by the Devonshire Research Group, whose recent work on Tesla was featured here one year ago, has moved beyond the micro and tackled on of the most controversial macroeconomic topic possible: what is the true rate of inflation. What it finds is that, like others before it most notably Shadowstats and Chapwood, the accepted definition of inflation, or CPI, is dramatically understated for various reasons, both political and economic.
Continue reading Devonshire: True Inflation Is Three Times Higher Than Officially Reported
The “FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE”s are so “STRONG” that rather than be destroyed, the notes -via the Powers That Were- are destroying national OLD WORLD corporate/religious debt-currencies?
Where are these GESARA/NESARA resets? Is total destruction of fiat currency necessary for the global currency reset?
The battered Mexican peso has tumbled to historic new lows in recent days, nearing a psychological barrier of 20 pesos to the U.S. dollar and causing anxiety on the streets, at businesses and in the halls of government.
Among other factors, many point to the recent rise in U.S. presidential polls of Donald Trump, the Republican nominee who has vowed to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and has been widely accused here of Mexico-bashing.
“There is a very clear relation with the [U.S.] electoral process,” Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto told Radio Formula last week, linking Trump’s improved standings in the polls to the peso’s doldrums.
Continue reading Fears for Mexico’s economy grow as the peso nears the 20 to the Federal Reserve dollar
For those wondering, the fistful of cash is worth about $25.
The good news: those locals lucky enough to still have money in a Venezuela bank don’t need a wheelbarrow to carry it.
The bad news: those same locals soon will.
Things are so bad in Venezuela that they are requiring FINGER PRINTS to get food. Continue reading Venezuela Hyperinflation Destroying Nation, Canary in Coal Mine for World