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A man shows the new local community currency, the panal, launched in the "23 de Enero" working-class neighbourhood in Caracas on December 15, 2017.
A collective in a hilltop shantytown in Caracas created its own currency, the panal, in an attempt to fight chronic shortages of cash in inflation-ridden Venezuela. The currency can be exchanged locally for staples like sugar, rice (produced in the neighborhood itself), and bread. / AFP PHOTO / FEDERICO PARRA        (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)
A man shows the new local community currency, the panal, launched in the "23 de Enero" working-class neighbourhood in Caracas on December 15, 2017.
A collective in a hilltop shantytown in Caracas created its own currency, the panal, in an attempt to fight chronic shortages of cash in inflation-ridden Venezuela. The currency can be exchanged locally for staples like sugar, rice (produced in the neighborhood itself), and bread. / AFP PHOTO / FEDERICO PARRA        (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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La moneda "el panal": ¿solución a una política monetaria distorsionada, la nueva economía productiva socialista o es acaso el medio oeste venezolano? Lo discutimos con Alejandro Caribas, exsuperintendente de bancos Venezuela.

El panal, la nueva moneda comunal de Venezuela

La moneda "el panal": ¿solución a una política monetaria distorsionada, la nueva economía productiva socialista o es acaso el medio oeste venezolano? Lo discutimos con Alejandro Caribas, exsuperintendente de bancos Venezuela.