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June 2019

Ruperti's claim against Novoship drags Burford Capital and Daniel Hall

Puzzling turn of events regarding Wilmer Ruperti: after years of legal battles against the Russians in different jurisdictions, freezing orders, settlements, etc., Ruperti is returning the favour, and suing Novoship. In the Commercial Court of the High Court of Justice (case no CL-2018-000824), Maroil and Sea Pioneer, two companies under Ruperti's control, are suing Novoship and a bunch of companies associated to it.

Corruption allegations against Guaidó: Jorge Rodriguez quotes Alek Boyd

There's been a bit of a corruption scandal in the incipient Juan Guaidó "administration". Rossana Barrera and Kevin Rojas, two people tasked by Guaidó with assisting fleeing Venezuelan army upon arrival in Cúcuta, Colombia, have been playing fast and loose with donations aimed at helping those who have jumped ship. Guaidó is au courrant, has called for a full investigation. Colombian authorities are not happy.

PDVSA Turkish imports: MCC Petroleum partner Grupo IVEEX sold to Erhan Kap

Via a very kind collaborator and Istanbul resident, this site has learned of yet another twist on the topic of gasoline and naphta Turkish imports destined to keep PDVSA running: Grupo IVEEX, the shell controlled by Miguel Silva Perez used in the two-month contract with MCC Petroleum, was sold for 10,000 Turkish lira to tourists-guide Erhan Kap about one month ago.

[UPDATED] Breaking: PDVSA directing receivables payments to Dubai banks

Sources have informed this site that PDVSA is asking its clients to settle receivables into two Dubai banks, Emirates NBD and Mashreq Bank. Accounts are allegedly controlled by MCC Petroleum, an oil service provider active in "Iraq, UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia", as per a company's profile. MCC Petroleum claims to have a regional office in Houston.