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Mr. Wrist Watch, and other chavista absurdities

Yesterday we became reacquainted with longtime chavista Rafael Ramírez, currently Venezuela’s ambassador to the United Nations and the subject of a multifaceted corruption probe by U.S. 566 more words


Faces of chavista corruption

In late December, answering questions sent to him by the newspaper El Nacional, the popular, articulate Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López – who’s been in prison since February 2014 for the crime of being, well, a popular, articulate opposition leader – … 604 more words


11.05.15: €1.4 Billion

Spain’s ABC is reporting today Andorran authorities are investigating high-ranking PSUV officials over their alleged involvement in a money laundering scheme worth €1.4 billion (approximately US$ 1.6 billion) that used one of the country’s banks, the Banca Privada D’Andorra. 981 more words

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10.23.15: Cyber Terrorism

The Banco Central de Venezuela (BCV) filed a lawsuit in the United States today against the website DolarToday.com. The lawsuit alleges that the website engages in  455 more words


10.22.15: Mr. Watch

The Wall Street Journal published an article yesterday in which it claims that U.S. federal authorities are investigating former PDVSA officials on suspicion of stealing billions of dollars through the organization… 1,230 more words

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Eulogio, Venezuela's mighty oil Czar

On Tuesday evening, President Nicolás Maduro announced what in revolutionary newspeak is referred to as a sacudón (shake-up), otherwise known to the rest of the globe as  343 more words


Paranoid much?

Want to make Rafael Ramirez really uncomfortable? Start talking about the need for a Transitional Government, no matter what the context.

The United Nations Security Council expressed support for Syria mediation efforts on Monday, but in a rare move Venezuela dissociated itself from references in the statement to any mentions of political transition and or transitional governing body. 155 more words