Photo: Flashin' Cash: Chavez' Daughter Posts Photos Holding U.S. Money, Venezuelans Outraged
The daughter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has caused quite a stir after posting a photo of herself holding a number of low-denomination U.S. bills.
Rosines, 14, posted the photo of herself with the cash on Instagram and in doing so embarrassed her father who has long claimed the U.S. and its capitalist ways are the scourge of the earth.
In recent years, Chavez’s government has worked to control the sale of U.S. dollars in Venezuela in an attempt to keep investors from taking their money out of the country, As a result, the government has been limiting the number of dollars each person can purchase in a year.
By posting the photo, Rosines outraged Venezuelans who say the U.S. dollar policy is just an attempt by the government to keep a tight hold on residents.
In Venezuela, people have to go through the government to purchase dollars and are often unable to buy as much as they need or want.
The First Daughter’s photo posed an interesting question however: Why is it so easy for Chavez’s family and friends to obtain American dollars, but so difficult for everyone else?
Since posting the photo, “Rosinesing” has begun with many taking to Twitter and Instagram to post photos of themselves holding up items or other money to cover half of their face as the teen did in her photo.