Venezuelan line up to change money as country allows dollar to trade at near black market rate

February 19, 2015 3:45 PM

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Venezuelan line up to change money as country allows dollar to trade at near black market rate

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2015 file photo, a cleaning woman walks by replicas of Venezuela's currency bills, hung in a hallway at the Central bank office building in Caracas, Venezuela. The South American country debuted a new exchange system last week aimed at easing the country's economic crisis, and on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, Venezuelans got their first crack at trading local cash for paper dollars at banks and money exchangers. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File) (The Associated Press)

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelans are lining up to change money as the country allows banks and money exchangers to trade dollars at a rate near the country's black currency market.

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