Venezuelan President Bumps Up Minimum Wage Amid Weeks Of Public Upheaval

An opposition activist bows before the Venezuelan flag during a protest in Caracas on Monday.

Nicolas Maduro announced the wage hike — Venezuela’s third this year — during an address Sunday. The move appears intended to quell protests that have engulfed the country for over a month.

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