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UPDATED - Luis Giusti returns to Nicolas Maduro's PDVSA

UPDATED (see below) - A while ago some intriguing news came from Curaçao about Isla refinery (Google translation): "That Caribbean Petroleum Refinery (CPR) would have problems with the 'proof of funds' in connection with the intended takeover of the operation of the Isla refinery is denied by the management of government-owned company Refineria di Kòrsou (RdK)... The fact is that the negotiations to arrive at a Heads of Agreement, HoA or outline agreement, are

UPDATED - BakerHostetler files forged evidence in Alex Saab's case

UPDATED 11/15/2022 - BakerHostetler, law firm "representing" Alex Saab in criminal proceedings against DoJ in Florida, has filed a forged copy of Venezuela's Gaceta Oficial to prove that Saab is "officially" a diplomat. This site, and many others, have the original Gaceta that exposes it. Adobe Acrobat Pro leaves no doubt as to the fraudulent nature of filed forgery. Isn’t there a law in the United States that criminalise presenting forged evidence in legal proceedings?

Missing aspects from Juan Fernando Serrano Ponce's Venezuela connection

When the Justice Department announced "Five Russian Nationals and Two Oil Traders Charged in Global Sanctions Evasion and Money Laundering Scheme" this site recognised one of the names: Juan Fernando Serrano Ponce. Serrano Ponce is involved in a company called Treseus, which is registered under similar namesakes in Spain, UAE and with offices in Iran, Spain and Italy. Treseus banks at CAJAMAR and BANCA POPOLARE DELL’EMILIA ROMAGNA.

Derwick kicked out of Petrozamora?

Believing a word coming from official chavista sources is fraught with risk. Since 1999, chavismo has broken one promise after the next and has failed to deliver on everything it said it would. After all, the one thing it did achieve -which is the complete destruction of Venezuela- was never promised, never a campaign slogan, never a party mantra. The alleged rescinding of Gazprombank Latin America's (read Derwick & Putin's people) participation in Petrozamora might just be one of the latest exhibits of chavismo's mendacity.

Venezuelan judiciary "after" Rafael Ramirez

Is the ask that has no reasonable explanation: how come Rafael Ramirez has not been indicted, charged, arrested, extradited, jailed? Anyone that has spent more than five minutes in Venezuela knows the answer. Justice is something reserved for political foes, a tool to be used selectively, when convenient and politically expedient. Ramirez seems to have become a target in some factions within chavismo, but it will be difficult to disentangle mess left behind. For one Nicolas Maduro was sitting across the table in PDVSA's board when Ramirez was looting the company with family and friends.