I’m not sure there’s a lot more I can say about this story. Just, y’know, we’re now being told the fake Banesco bank branch that was reportedly operating in Tocuyito Prison was really a pizzeria.
It’s fun to try to pinpoint which part of this story makes the least sense.
Perhaps it’s this: Pizzesco reportedly had to close some time ago because even the Pran can’t source enough flour.
UPDATE (4:15 p.m.):
If this pizzeria story strikes you as totally ludicrous, you’re not alone.
Eight days ago, the reporter who originally ran with this story showed photos of a real Fake Bank agency operating in this same place.
Vea el banco d la carcel d Tocuyito y cuentas d depósito; administrador? El Pran. Presos dicen necesitan "del banco" p tener dinero p comer pic.twitter.com/mcSDHmZZRu
— Alexandra Belandia R (@abelandia) February 26, 2017
There are videos, too:
It sure looks like it was hastily repurposed into an incoherent prison fake-bank-real-pizza-joint-with-no-flour, for the purpose of…hell, I give up.
Oh, Venezuela…never change!
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