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Venezuelan pensioners take to the streets to demand payment

2 September 2018

Hundreds of pensioners lined up outside banks and main roads in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas on Saturday to demand monthly benefits that the country is suffering from hyperinflation.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has previously announced that state pensions would be increased as part of a package of economic measures that included a currency devaluation and tax reform. 4.3 million Venezuelan pensioners are set to receive 1,800 Bolivars per month. The government said the new payments would start on September 1 with two other instalments to come over the next week.