The “sovereign bolivar” was launched on Monday as a revaluation and renaming of the old bolivar.
President Nicolas Maduro said the move will “stabilize and change the country’s monetary life in a radical way.”
More than a million people have already fled the country amid a worsening economic crisis.
"The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, led by President Nicolas Maduro, deplore this unfortunate event. We send our condolence to the families."
Ongoing economic turmoil has led to a shortage of vaccines for the deadly virus.
The country’s economic downturn has led to high inflation, shortages of basic goods and unrest.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered Chargé d'Affaires Todd Robinson and his deputy, Brian Naranjo, out of the country.
The riot was reportedly prompted by the brutal beating of a political prisoner.
Venezuela's national currency, the bolivar, has undergone huge drops and apparently now ranks well below the money used in the fictional world of the "Warcraft" series.
Venezuela plunged to 102nd place of 156 countries in the World Happiness Report. By comparison, Denmark topped the list and the United States came in 18th. What happened?
The order applies to any American citizen or individuals living in the U.S.
The country is suffering from such severe hyperinflation that residents are buying basic goods with duffel bags full of cash.
During a rally, Maduro pledged to defend Hugo Chávez's legacy as he danced to reggaeton with his wife, Cilia Flores.
Border officials estimate as many as 4,000 people cross illegally from Venezuela into Colombia every day.
The organization approved a resolution that urges Caracas to postpone a presidential poll and allow a democratic process.
Once South America's richest economy, Venezuela is feeling the effects of food shortages.
Tillerson ended his weeklong trip to Latin America on Wednesday. Was he able to rally support around Trump's policies in the region?