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Venezuela: an impossible riddle for U.S. Government Alek Boyd Wed, 12/08/2021 - 09:35

When it comes to foreign policy blunders that can't be hidden from view, it doesn’t really matter who inhabits the White House: Venezuela is a source of endless embarrassment.

Is Twitter aiding and abetting wanted Venezuelan criminals?

The last couple of days this site's Twitter account was repeatedly locked. The first complaint for doxing was filed for a tweet about geolocation (4 Cowley Street London SW1P 3NB) of Derwick Associates' main thug Alejandro Betancourt (read this encore). Twitter demanded immediate deletion of tweet in question for "posting private media". However, none of the media used was private.

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.

Add France to jurisdictions probing Rafael Ramirez & criminal clan Alek Boyd Wed, 11/24/2021 - 07:55

Let us get into specifics: on 5th May 2016, Andorran Prosecutor Canòlic Mingorance sent a Letter Rogatory to Mireille Venet, Assistant to National Financial Prosecutor's Office in Paris.