Message to INFODIO readers: investigative journalism, which is what this site does, takes lots of time. Visiting media looking for a quick run down on Venezuela's gargantuan corruption, have the decency to at least cite the source when plagiarising this site's content without attribution (exhibit Reuters here and here, exhibit Bloomberg here, exhibit OCCRP here). To all readers, do the right thing, the honest thing: support independent investigative journalism, help us expose rampant corruption. Note added 28/06/2021: impostors are using INFODIO's former editor's full name, and a fake email address (alek.boyd.arregui at to send copyright infringement claims / take down requests to web hosting companies (exhibit Hostgator). The attempt is yet another effort paid by corrupt thugs to erase information about their criminal activities. has no issues with other websites / journalists using / posting information published here, so long as the source is properly cited.

[UPDATED] Hey Twitter: you, Vanessa Neumann and your censorship can fuck off

Twitter Vanessa Neumann censorship IIIf I hadn't been online before 2006, I would probably comply. If I hadn't seen what Twitter has become, and how any deranged freak, anywhere on earth, can spout whatever denigrating, insulting, threatening, fake, and outright insane nonsense, I would consider. If I hadn't been subjected to endless defamatory tweets, from all kinds of impersonators, or anonymous accounts, that Twitter has systematically found to be in perfect line with their "rules", I would delete tweets in question, which amounts to a public retraction. As it is, I have decided that I am in disagreement with Twitter's interpretation of what constitutes a violation to their preposterous "rules", and so I am not going to delete tweets that contain information about telephone numbers / email of Vanessa Neumann (Juan Guaidó "diplomatic representative to the UK"), or about meetings between Gustavo Guaido and Alejandro Betancourt in Madrid.

Vanessa Neumann defamation of Alek Boyd on TwitterDuring the summer, out of the absolute blue, Neumann put a tweet saying that I was "under investigation for extorsion". This came on the back of her requesting an urgent meeting to discuss whereabouts and activities of mega thug Alejandro Betancourt, Jorge and Delcy Rodriguez.

I challenged Neumann, who exhibits a rather imaginative streak in describing her career before becoming part of Guaido's diplomatic corp, to put up or shut up.

No evidence of such "investigation for extorsion" ever came. What did come were threats via Twitter's very own DM platform (which I keep), and a subsequent deletion of the defamatory tweet in question (see image left).

All of it to be expected considering the cast, of course. What I am not prepared to accept, however, is to delete perfectly valid information that has been put in public domain by the very people now complaining to Twitter about it.

I have a record of deleted tweets, accusing me of non existent legal processes, as well as a collection of highly defamatory tweets that Twitter has refused to delete over the years. Publishing total fabrications about non existent stuff is perfectly fine with Twitter.

I am therefore calling absolute BS on Twitter stupid interpretations of their rules, and I refuse to delete tweets in question. If Twitter decides to continue blocking my account, or altogether suspending it, I'll live with it: Twitter, Neumann and all the friends of Venezuela's rampant corruption can fuck off. This site will carry on, regardless.

UPDATE: well, Jack and his censorship monkeys did not like this post. So long Twitter!

Twitter suspends Alek Boyd account

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