Venezuela has issued new larger denomination banknotes in response to the country's soaring rate of inflation.
Venezuela has closed its border with Colombia for 72 hours in the latest measure to combat smuggling gangs.
The Venezuelan government has announced it will replace the country's highest-denomination banknotes with coins within 72 hours.
A backpack full of cash is often required to pay bills at a restaurant or supermarket.
People blame President for Venezuela's economic crisis and accuse the electoral commission of delaying a referendum.
Venezuelan authorities intend to reach a new consensus with the other oil-exporting countries to stabilize world prices.
Asuncion does not intend to participate in the meetings of the regional organization in the nearest future.
Lions and tigers in the zoo in Caracas were fed mango and pumpkin to make up their meat rations.
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans flocked to Colombia to purchase food and essential commodities.