Tough times ahead in post-Chavez Venezuela

Associated Press
Tough times ahead in post-Chavez Venezuela

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2007 file photo, a woman looks at oversized versions of the new Venezuelan currency, coined the 'Strong Bolivar' in Caracas, Venezuela. Thousands of companies suffer under currency controls that all but deny them the U.S. dollars they need to import vital items into this oil-rich country, from food to cars to spare parts, even gasoline. Venezuelan firms must sell their wares at state-controlled prices that don't reflect the 22 percent inflation rate, the highest in Latin America. (AP Photo/Howard Yanes, File)

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