Venezuela’s president once again extends 100-Bolivar note’s deadline

President Nicolás Maduro has again extended the deadline for Venezuelans to stop using their old 100-bolivar bills, the second time he has delayed plans to withdraw the nation’s most widely used bank note.

Maduro said in a television and radio broadcast address on Thursday that people have until Jan. 20 to stop using the old bills.

The decision comes almost two weeks after violent protests and looting erupted when an earlier date to stop using the old bills came and went. At that time, Maduro extended the note’s use to Jan. 2.

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