From the “You Can’t Make this Stuff up” File (TP for Oil Edition)

Via Bloomberg:  Tissue Paper-for-Venezuelan Oil Swap Offered by Trinidad.

The absurd nature of the headline aside, this is not a funny story at all given the utter disaster that is the Venezuelan economy.  The unnecessary and man-made nature of the the situation just adds to the tragedy.

FILED UNDER: Latin America, World Politics
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  1. Tillman says:

    I like to think this remains uncommented on not because no one cares, but because there’s nothing witty enough to beat reality in this case.

    I sometimes feel like a poorly-written character in a Chris Buckley novel with this sort of stuff happening.