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Thank You U.S. Department of Justice

I've always believed that one has to be as frontal in praise as in criticism. Depending on where one stands, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) may have many aspects that deserve criticism, I am sure. With respect to Venezuela and the bunch of chavista narcoterrorists in power, nobody has a cumulative catalogue in exposing galloping and gargantuan corruption that compares to the one published by us in nearly two decades, and no law enforcement or justice system has come close to DoJ in prosecuting the thugs that have literally destroyed our nation.

Senator Rick Scott: where's the outrage at Rudy Giuliani?

Florida Senator Rick Scott would like to portray himself as some sort of ethical guardian of what's good and proper when it comes to legal representation retained by chavista thugs in America. His protestations in this respect started with a public letter to Foley & Lardner, where he claimed: "It has recently come to my attention that your firm was hired by Inspector General Reinaldo Muñoz, the top lawyer for Nicolas Maduro’s brutal regime in Venezuela.

Money Laundering: Venezuela's new oil Alek Boyd Tue, 02/04/2020 - 13:51

While Rudy Giuliani rushed to Bill Barr to get Alejandro Betancourt off the hook, and closest relatives of Juan Guaido provided bona fides, Nicolas Maduro had a realisation of profound consequences: Venezuela can move on from its oil dependence into money laundering. Venezuela is perfectly placed and is, in fact, the launching pad of choice for most of the cocaine produced in neighbouring Andean region that enters international markets.

UPDATED: Where's USAID humanitarian aid going in Venezuela? Alek Boyd Wed, 01/29/2020 - 11:48

UPDATED* - The first major scandal involving humanitarian aid funds was exposed by Orlando Avendaño, at Panampost, in June 2019.

Russian military / mercenaries in Venezuela Alek Boyd Wed, 01/15/2020 - 07:59

What exactly are Russian military contingents doing in Venezuela? Nicolas Maduro's justifies the whole thing on baseless claims about U.S.

U.S. Treasury sanctions Alex Saab's Congressmen, but Raul Gorrin & Alejandro Betancourt still calling shots in Venezuela's "opposition" Alek Boyd Tue, 01/14/2020 - 08:02

#ConMiCorruptoNoTeMetas is undoubtedly one of the most accurate ways to describe politics in Venezuela, a criollo "some corrupt thugs are more equal than others" version. The hashtag was coined by Daniel Lara Farias, a former Acción Democrática (AD) party member, who was assaulted with a baseball bat for exposing in his radio program the sons of Henry Ramos Allup (AD's eternal leader).

What next for Venezuela? Más guiso... Alek Boyd Fri, 01/03/2020 - 08:57

There was much conversation during Xmas about what will happen in Venezuela come January 5. When Juan Guaido came out of Leopoldo Lopez's direct negotiations with the State Department, and appointed himself as "interim President" in the middle of the street, clients and friends alike started asking: "what would happen now?" My answer, then and known, remains the same: absolutely nothing. Guaido never stood a chance.

Scalps... Alek Boyd Tue, 12/31/2019 - 09:50

In the realm of independent investigative journalism, very few compare with this site's track record. It sounds odious, but how many can claim that investigations published over the years have ended up with actual arrests, indictments, seizures, extraditions, bankruptcies, and criminal probes in various jurisdictions? This site can. It is the only relevant mark, the sole valid vindication for what we do here.

Open Letter to Donald Trump re Venezuela Alek Boyd Mon, 12/02/2019 - 07:22

Hi Donald,

you don't strike me as a man concerned by the rigid formalisms of convention, so I take the liberty to address you by your name.

Venezuela, my country, is this irrelevant banana republic in South America you may have heard about through aides. It is a failed petrostate ruled, with great and enduring success, by a kleptocratic criminal collective known commonly as chavismo. They've been in power since 1999.

Gorrin, Betancourt, Convit to "liberate" Venezuela Alek Boyd Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:45

Raul Gorrin Belisario, it could be argued, is the one boligarch with access to circles that matter in Venezuela: presidency, supreme court, army, intelligence, and boliburgeoisie. As such, he was right in the thick of an "arranged" coup, whereby Juan Guaido and boss Leopoldo Mandela were going to topple Nicolas Maduro. Trump administration officials were au courrant, encouraging the enterprise. Venezuela's Supreme Court Chief, Maikel Moreno, arguably an employee of Gorrin, was in on it. Vladimir Padrino, Venezuela's National Armed Forces boss, also took part.