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Venezuela to raise minimum wage despite economic crisis

Venezuela is set to raise its minimum wage by 40%, in a move expected to worsen already high levels of inflation.

The country is suffering from an economic crisis in which shortages of food and medicine are common

Venezuela’s economy has been hit by falling oil revenue and the plummeting value of the Bolivar.

Maduro 1a EPA LLLLPresident Nicolas Maduro announced the wage increase in his end-of-year address.

He said the move would “protect workers” from what he called an economic war on the socialist nation by the United States and…

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