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Bolivar

The currency of Venezuela. It came into circulation in 1879. While it was originally pegged to the French franc, it has been pegged to the U.S. dollar for much of its history. Since the 1970s, it has suffered from a high rate of inflation. It is named for Simon Bolivar, the controversial revolutionary who liberated much of South America from Spain.
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Venezuela reached deals with six airlines to pay dollar debt and may devalue the bolivar for ticket purchasers as it works to normalize flights and prevent airlines from leaving the country, reports Bloomberg.
With the bolivar falling and supplies uncertain, he might be forced to drop the brand name.
58 bolivars per share for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1992.
The proposed IMF agreement and the devaluation of the bolivar are part of the government's aggressive program to address macroeconomic issues, reduce debt and stimulate direct foreign investment in Venezuela.
However, since April 1996, the bolivar has traded in a very narrow range of +/- 475 bolivars to the U.
Venezuela's bolivar fell to a six- month low as the central bank's almost month-long absence from the unregulated currency market left the supply of dollars short of demand, reports Bloomberg (March 3, 2010).
By most accounts, the bolivar is among the most overvalued currencies in the world.
The overvalued bolivar has been one of the main contributing factors to the economic problems Venezuela has experienced in the last two years.