Venezuela Passports Can Only Be Purchased With Petro Cryptocurrency

Venezuelans seeking to escape their country’s hardships now face another hurdle: getting their hands on the government’s elusive Petro cryptocurrency to pay for their passports. New passports will cost two Petros, which is equivalent to 7,200 bolivars, or four times the national monthly minimum wage, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said in a televised press conference from Caracas on Friday. President Nicolas Maduro announced a revamped Petro at an event last week almost eight months after what was supposed to be its initial launch date. The token is meant to be backed by…