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Google gamed with fake DMCA notice filed by either Frank Holder, FTI Consulting, or chavismo Alek Boyd Sun, 12/01/2019 - 06:39

This site has been keeping tabs on Frank Holder and FTI Consulting ever since 16 October 2012, when I got a phone call from FTI Consulting's Maria Jose Tobar, trying to find my home address. This was the first ever Derwick Associates attempt to silence my work exposing their corruption.

Hey OFAC, want Diosdado Cabello? Get Frank Holder Alek Boyd Mon, 09/10/2018 - 07:00
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Diosdado Cabello sanctioned by U.S. Treasury: how about his American proxies? Alek Boyd Sat, 05/19/2018 - 08:00

The U.S. Treasury Department finally sanctioned Diosdado Cabello, chavismo's most powerful man. Two of Cabello's proxies have also been sanctioned: Rafael Sarria and Pedro Luis Martin.

Eva Golinger steps in it again Alek Boyd Wed, 03/05/2014 - 16:49

You know Eva. She was the "darling" of Hugo, the "sweetheart" of the "revolution". She must be sobbing today. Upon finishing her studies, in a rather expensive college, she went on to study law, and became, according to chavismo's conventional wisdom, a "renowned author", an "investigative journalist", a "TV presenter", an "editor of Correo del Orinoco", an "expert on Venezuela", and even a "Venezuelan". Imagine just how desperate for useful idiots those revolutionaries are, that Eva, an American citizen, published her first "book" in Havana.

Is FTI Consulting’s LatAm Division Ever Going to be a Shareholder Concern? Alek Boyd Mon, 10/07/2013 - 08:04

Public companies trade on their earnings, management team, and in great part on their name. How the market perceives a company has the most impact on stock price. It follows that multinational corporations apportion considerate amount of resources to PR and brand-reputation protection. Wall Street history is littered with examples of what happens to a stock’s price when a company becomes embroiled in scandals, corporate malfeasance, or fraud.