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UPDATED: Who's calling my insurance company? Chavista foul play reappears in London

SEE UPDATE - Got a phone call today, from my insurance company. Someone had called them, saying I had been involved in an accident, and wanted to get my home address and contact details. Given the impact my anti corruption work is having in Venezuela these days, it would not be a stretch to conclude that this is chavismo at work, yet again, here in London, trying some kind of silencing antic against me.

US Treasury targets Venezuela's true power: Cilia Flores

The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury added today to its Venezuela-related Designations (SDN list) a number of chavistas (see below). It is worth highlighting that Cilia Flores, partner of Nicolas Maduro, is the true power behind the chavista regime. Jorge and Delcy Rodriguez are also key players in chavismo's power structure.

[UPDATED] Agents of chavismo break into blogger's flat in London Alek Boyd Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:25

[Scroll down for updates] To be perfectly honest folks, I didn't see this one coming, consequence I think, of having shed many years ago the paranoia that almost every Venezuelan carries like a second skin. I thought I was safe in Central London. Until Monday morning, when some thugs most probably sent by chavismo and/or its boligarch associates broke into my flat and stole my laptops. They didn't take my wallet, money, valuables...