Message to INFODIO readers: investigative journalism, which is what this site does, takes lots of time. 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 former editor's full name, and a fake email address ( to send copyright infringement claims / take down requests to web hosting companies (exhibit Hostgator). The attempt is yet another effort paid by 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.


U.S. recognition of Juan Guaidó is a license to steal Alek Boyd Thu, 01/06/2022 - 10:33

It really is hard to figure the calculus here: "The United States continues to recognize the authority of the democratically elected 2015 National Assembly as the last remaining democratic institution and Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president.

Elizabeth Holmes verdict: some are more guilty than others Alek Boyd Tue, 01/04/2022 - 06:34

Guess it would be fairly easy to write a feminist critique about guilty verdict, on counts of conspiracy to commit fraud and wire fraud, against Theranos' founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes. The jury's decision seems particularly harsh, considering main victims here are the bruised egos of the imbecilic investors that fell for Holmes' unbelievable bullshit. Borrowing from her business pitch, a drop of common sense would’ve avoided the embarrassment, but greed springs eternal and Holmes knew how to capitalise on it.

On Majed Khalil's lawsuit against Fox News, Lou Dobbs & Sidney Powell

U.S. media has reported that Majed Khalil sued ($250 million - defamation) Fox News, Lou Dobbs and Sidney Powell. It couldn’t have happened to better people, honestly. However, Khalil just could not be further removed from the portrait of a much maligned, innocent and squeaky clean "Venezuelan businessman" his stupid Brown Rudnick counsel is depicting.

Venezuela open for business Alek Boyd Tue, 12/28/2021 - 09:45

Starbucks recently opened a shop in Caracas. It was an instant hit. Social media got inundated with the news, as sure sign that Venezuela is back on the mend. In other news, many sources report that Caracas looks different. There are bodegones (delis) popping all over the place. Restaurants and night clubs are filled with beautiful people. Some avenues in East Caracas are lit again, as part of a beautification effort launched by local authorities. The greenback is king... 

Maduro uses Roger Carsten's visit to attack Jimmy Story & CIA Alek Boyd Fri, 12/17/2021 - 08:27

On 10 December this site revealed Roger Carsten's visit to Caracas:

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.

Jacob Rees-Mogg is Alejandro Betancourt's next door neighbour Alek Boyd Fri, 12/03/2021 - 11:19

A top official of Boris Johnson's government lives right next door to a tool of Vladimir Putin. The Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP is described in official UK government pages as "The Right Honourable Jacob Rees-Mogg is the Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council.