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The UK's National Health Service's (NHS) website defines Psychosis as "a mental health problem that causes people to perceive or interpret things differently from those around them. This might involve hallucinations or delusions." Then, on the topic of delusions, the NHS claims "delusion is where a person has an unshakeable belief in something untrue.
Nicolas Maduro is keen on continuation with rampant corruption: not content with partnering with OFAC-sanctioned kingpins to "boost" PDVSA's output, he ordered formation of PETROSUR, a new 60/40 joint venture between Corporación Venezolana de Petróleo (CVP- affiliate of PDVSA) and Inversiones Petroleras Iberoamericanas Ltd, a €1,000 Cyprus shell controlled by Alejandro Betancourt, through a
Focusing on Matthias Krull -the German-Venezuelan "banker" used by Francisco Convit, Raul Gorrin, Nicolas Maduro et al to launder $1.2 billion worth of PDVSA funds- is like pretending that El Chapo's driver was the head of the Cartel. When it comes to PDVSA, most roads tend to lead to Rafael Ramirez, who was the architect in chief of the world's largest looting of assets and money that anyone has seen.
There's been a few developments in Venezuela's oil sector that have gone under the radar. One of them is related to one of Derwick Associates: Francisco D'Agostino. The other involves Petrozamora, the PDVSA - Gazprombank joint venture where Derwick Oil & Gas is a partner.
Further to sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Gazprombank Latin America Ventures B.V., a company formed by Boris Ivanov of GPB Global Resources B.V. and Francisco Convit and Orlando Alvarado...
The U.S. Justice Department unsealed some charges yesterday related to a money laundering and bribery scheme involving some of the usual suspects exposed in this website: "Five Former Venezuelan Government Officials Charged in Money Laundering Scheme Involving Foreign Bribery"
Evidence has emerged that Derwick Associates paid bribes to Nervis Villalobos through Banca Privada D'Andorra. A "Consulting and Advisory Services Agreement" between Derwick Associates Corp. and INGESPRE (Nervis Villalobos' vehicle) was entered by the parties on 14 January 2010. The contract's recitals imply that Derwick Associates is a foreign concern "which does have an office in Venezuela and wishes to do further business there".