A reporter for the UK’s Guardian newspaper stunned users on social media Friday afternoon; showing the insane amount of cash required to purchase a simple meal in once-rich Venezuela.
“This morning I took a friend for breakfast at a hotel in Venezuela. It cost about $4.50. This is how I paid,” posted the reporter.
And from the side: pic.twitter.com/2JKx9LNgPI
— Tom Phillips (@tomphillipsin) March 22, 2019
The journalist went on to say employees of the hotel were forced count the cash; spending a full five-minutes to ensure the meal was adequately purchased.