In 2018, the vice president went on television to make a bold announcement. He made history by becoming the first state to sell its own cryptocurrency. It would be known as the petro.
Just nearby, Gabriel Jimenez was working in his office in a frenzy to make the currency operational. The chief of staff burst into Gabriel’s office and berated him about typos on the website calling the project an embarrassment to the country.
The chief brought in two guards armed with military rifles and blocked the exits. If he were to leave, he would be sent to El Helicoide, the political prison. He was barred from communication to the outside world.