Bor­der shut for ban­knote switch

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Venezuela de­cided on Mon­day to tem­po­rar­ily close the bor­der with Colom­bia, as the coun­try pre­pares to in­tro­duce new ban­knotes and with­draw the 100-bo­li­var notes from cir­cu­la­tion. “Start­ing now, the bor­der with Colom­bia is closed again for 72 hours,” Pres­i­dent Ni­co­las Maduro or­dered on Mon­day. The in­tro­duc­tion of the new ban­knote is sched­uled to of­fi­cially launch on Tues­day.

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