Venezuelans forced to use Petro cryptocurrency to pay for passports

posted 8 days ago
Venezuelans are now being forced to pay for passports with the country's controversial Petro cryptocurrency. Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said in a press conference on Friday that a new passport will cost citizens two petros, an amount worth 7,200 bolivars.

With that amount being four times the minimum monthly wage, Venezuelans face an even harder task obtaining their travel documents as they seek to flee the country's economic and humanitarian crisis. The UN says an estimated 5,000 people per day leave Venezuela.
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