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 INFODIO's former editor's full name, and a fake email address (alek.boyd.arregui at 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.

alek boyd

Back online after attack coming from AWS servers

We apologise to our readers. This site was taken offline last Friday due to yet another crippling attack that caused some serious issues to our webhost. On 12 July, this proxy of Diosdado Cabello sent a threat demanding corruption information about him to be deleted in 72 hours from this site. Then on Friday, I got another voicemail from this other thug, laughing, probably drugged. This site has many enemies.