THE WORLDPOST
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chavez Spurs Fears Of Venezuelan Banking Meltdown

CARACAS -- Worries grew Thursday that Venezuela is on the verge of a banking crisis, causing a run on smaller lenders, sinking the country's currency and bond prices, and stoking fears that president Hugo Chávez could nationalize the banking system.

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