Venezuela central bank head replaced amid corruption claims


The government of Venezuela yesterday moved to replace the president of the central bank, Edmée Betancourt, with the head of the country's currency exchange board, Eudomar Tovar.

Betancourt appears to have been a victim of a new anti-corruption drive initiated by president Nicolas Maduro, who yesterday announced Tovar's appointment through his Twitter account. Tovar, a former vice-president at the Central Bank of Venezuela (CBV), will be replaced at Cadivi, the currency exchange board, by José K

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