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Francisco Morillo & Helsinge defeat PDVSA in Switzerland

Gotham City reported yesterday "Affaire PDVSA: le ministère public rend 80 millions de dollars aux prévenus". In news that will surprise not a single person, Switzerland's Federal Tribunal decided to ignore evidence at hand and give back to Francisco Morillo $80 million that had been seized from personal and company accounts during a penal process that, while allegedly started by PDVSA, never got real traction within Nicolas Maduro's regime.

Moris Beracha was "Customer A" of Julio Herrera Velutini's Bancrédito

FinCEN, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Treasury, "In the matter of Bancrédito International Bank and Trust Corporation" included the following description: "Customer A, an associate of Executive A, was a Venezuelan national with residences in Venezuela, and Miami, Florida. Customer A opened a personal banking account at Bancrédito in March 2014.

Nicolas Maduro shows U.S. (again) free and fair elections will never happen in Venezuela

Allegedly, in the different rounds of "secret" negotiations between Jorge Rodriguez and Special Assistant to President Biden and National Security Council Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere Juan Gonzalez, free and fair elections was one of the main points. The topic of elections has also been central to talks between Nicolas Maduro's regime and the opposition with the participation of the U.S. State Department. Since 1999, there has been countless agreements and pacts that chavismo has entered and breached. That has been a constant.

Rafael Ramirez' Canaima Finance Ltd wired $12 million to Baldo Sanso Anonymous Thu, 01/11/2024 - 06:58

On April 20, 2022 Portugal's Public Prosecution investigating Banco Espirito Santo's (BES) corruption sent an MLAT to Switzerland. Bribe payments, money laundering, forging of documents and criminal association are the accusations put forth by the prosecution.

Criminal Alex Saab gets hero welcome in Venezuela

The clemency pardon given to criminal Alex Saab by Joe Biden has riled some people. Their argument is that such thing would had never occurred had Donald Trump been in the White House. They forgot that Trump greenlighted a plan to oust Nicolas Maduro spearheaded by Raul Gorrin, and his National Security Council gave a de facto exemption from prosecution deal to the second most corrupt chavista of all times: Rafael Ramirez.