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The Venezuelan Air-Travel Paradox

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Venezuela’s rigid currency controls are driving people to leave the country, but have also made it exceedingly hard for people to depart by air. Girish Gupta on the paradox: http://nyr.kr/1hFjxAM

“Many of the airlines have become so reluctant to accept the bolivar that they have limited the number of tickets for which they will accept the currency. A few have suspended bolivar-denominated sales altogether.”

Photograph: Girish Gupta