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PDVSA 1.2bn money laudering case: conspirators named

Further to embezzlement of $1.2 billion from PDVSA, for which U.S. Department of Justice indicted Francisco Convit and Matthias Krull, the full list of named conspirators (see below) has been leaked to this site. Expectedly Derwick Associates execs are all involved, as well as other equally criminal Venezuelan "businessmen", PDVSA officials and, even, Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela's Supreme Court Chief travels to Turkey...

Didn't take very long for leaks about Venezuela's new found love for Turkish delight to arrive. The latest involves Venezuela's Supreme Court Chief, Maikel Moreno, landing today in a GV (N863MF) in Istanbul's Atatürk airport. Moreno's travel companion is, reportedly, Debora Menicucci. There's a number of questions that pop to mind, the most important being: just how can Moreno afford to travel in such luxury? Who picked up that tab?

What's going on between Venezuela & Turkey?

There's been quite a lot of chatter lately with respect to Venezuela - Turkey relations. Gossip has it that it's due to economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. government on the Nicolas Maduro regime. Some say the trade balance will jump from under $100 million a year to over $2 billion, as per Maduro and Erdogan's new found friendship. Aside from Maduro's very own visit with the Turkish meat-cutting clown upon return from China, sources report that Maikel Moreno, Venezuela's Supreme Court Chief, is also a regular visitor. Moreno's business in Turkey remains to be described.

OFAC sanctions José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero's benefactors

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro described best the actions of Spain's former Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero vis-a-vis Venezuela, when he said recently that Zapatero was "an imbecile". Almagro said that someone who needs seven clarifications to understand something must me an imbecile. Almagro does not know, though assumes as everyone else, that Zapatero is an apologist for Nicolas Maduro's regime, working hard towards keeping Maduro's criminal organization in power.