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] First it shut my account, now Twitter is allowing impersonators to propagate #fakenews

Didn't even take 24 hours for somebody to register, and make a bunch of fake claims about me, this website, and my alleged actions to recover my Twitter account. I reiterate that I have decided not to seek Twitter's pardon, I will not be begging for a reactivation of my verified account, and I am waiting for Twitter's reply re my data, accumulated there since 2009. I sincerely hope Twitter will at least give me the chance to recover every last bit of content in my timeline.

UPDATE: as per Twitter's very own Terms of Service (for those users who "live in the European Union or otherwise outside the United States") I own my account's content. What's mine it's mine apparently, 10 years of work altogether, yet Twitter is not letting me download my data. Why? Can anyone provide a reasonable explanation?

UPDATE 2 September 2019: Twitter continues to refuse to even address my requests to hand over data associated to my (now permanently suspended) @alekboyd account. Any lawyers out there willing to take Twitter to account?

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