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Derwick's Alejandro Betancourt knows die is cast

Video below has gone viral. The context is a London - Madrid commercial flight early this week, in which Derwick Associates' main thug Alejandro Betancourt was identified by a fellow Venezuelan passenger. Betancourt was courteously reminded in Barajas airport that his fate -as that of Alex Saab- is sealed. His body language and facial expressions weren’t that of a multi billionaire at top of his game.

Plagiarism at Reuters isn’t worst thing: corruption legitimation is

To say that I am baffled by Reuters' latest 'special report' on Derwick Associates criminal boss Alejandro Betancourt would be an understatement. It is difficult to understand the sheer dishonesty that moves a so called professional journalist, writing for one of the so called most reputed media companies, and his editors (Paulo Prada and Tom Lasseter), to the extraordinary feat of publishing over 4,000 words without citing a single original source.

Fact checking #OpenLux on Derwick Associates

We have been meaning to dive into #OpenLux, Le Monde's data scrapping exercise at Luxembourg's registry of companies. This site has been keeping track of activities in that principality for a while. In 2016 we exposed Derwick Associates's "diversification" (read money laundering) into Luxembourg's jurisdiction. Yesterday, the Miami Herald and OCCRP reported on #OpenLux findings, however both outlets contain inaccurate information.