Tee Hee

So, the Venezuelan government is trying to track down naughty boys in the slums. They’re offering cash rewards for those who dob them in.


Wanted posters for Carlos Luis Revete, known as El Koki, offer $500,000 for information leading to his arrest

Well, yes, except $ is the sign both for USD and the Bolivar (increasingly not) fuerte. Meaming this could in fact, given exchange rates, mean a reward of 12.5 US cents. Which is a massive sum for dobbing in the local murderous gangster, innit?

6 thoughts on “Tee Hee”

  1. Bloke in North Korea (Germany Province)

    Maybe he is a prospective presidential candidate, hence the reward.

    Yes, even, perhaps because, he is known as “El Koki”.

  2. Better be quick – that reward is nearly down to 12 cents already!

    But it’s not in Bolívar fuerte (Bs.F) as they are obsolete, replaced by the Bolívar soberano (Bs.S) as in 2018 the Bs.F had lost so much value it had to be replaced with the Bs.S at a rate of 1 Bs.S = 100,000 Bs.F, though, obviously the decline continues since it is driven by government policies which have not changed.

  3. I noticed that in the poster the dollar sign is printed *after* the many-zeroes…

    If I am not mistaken ( and according to Thradithion) , that means it’s Local Scrip. Not the internationally recognised and traded one. Been so there since the Slave Age…

    I’m amazed the PTB expect the locals to fall for that particular trick…

  4. That’s interesting, Grikath. Customarily, the € sign is shown after the sum of money, not before. Would seem to be entirely appropriate.

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