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Venezuela: traders on the street

Arte JT — 2019

They have become indispensable figures in the streets of Caracas: the Cambistas. They have a juicy informal trade that consists in exchanging bolivars, the local currency, for dollars or vice versa.

Because of hyperinflation, bolivars bills have become almost valueless. Hence this astonishing phenomenon: the lifesaver, in the country of Chavisme and anti-Americanism, has become the US dollar.