Message to INFODIO readers: investigative journalism, which is what this site does, takes lots of time. Time is money. Regular visitors from banks' compliance departments, academia, business intelligence, and law enforcement are encouraged -if they find useful information here- to donate to continue our efforts. 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 this site's editor full name, and fake email addresses ( to send copyright infringement claims / take down requests to web hosting companies (exhibit Hostgator). The attempt is yet another effort paid by utterly 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.

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This site aims to shed light on corruption in the developing world, not just the odd embezzlement case of a few thousands, but of billions of dollars. To carry out such work, and trace white collar crooks across many jurisdictions, in different languages, access to information is required. Sometimes, especially when it comes to cases that touch developed countries, this can simply be paying a fee to access a database. However, when investigating corruption in the developing world, where databases are scant or simply non existent, it takes leg work. It takes real people, going to registries and physically checking folders and files.

We are very effective at what we do, so much so that this is the only site dealing with corruption and written in English that has been censored by CANTV, Venezuela's State-owned telecom conglomerate (link).

This site's editor is quite possibly the only investigative blogger from Venezuela to have been targeted by chavismo in an international operation (link).

We encourage our readers in Venezuela to change their DNS settings, use Tor, and set up an encrypted email account (Protonmail, Tutanota, etc.) to send us information to alekboyd at There's a clear and straightforward explanation of how to do this by the folks of the Electronic Frontier Foundation [click here].