Message to INFODIO readers: investigative journalism, which is what this site does, takes lots of time. Visiting media looking for a quick run down on Venezuela's gargantuan corruption, have the decency to at least cite the source when plagiarising this site's content without attribution (exhibit Reuters here and here, exhibit Bloomberg here, exhibit OCCRP here). To all readers, do the right thing, the honest thing: support independent investigative journalism, help us expose rampant corruption. Note added 28/06/2021: impostors are using INFODIO's former editor's full name, and a fake email address (alek.boyd.arregui at to send copyright infringement claims / take down requests to web hosting companies (exhibit Hostgator). The attempt is yet another effort paid by corrupt thugs to erase information about their criminal activities. has no issues with other websites / journalists using / posting information published here, so long as the source is properly cited.

Twitter lies to EU regulator, keeps censorship of corruption information

An email from the Data Protection Commission in Ireland, which oversees Twitter's behaviour in Europe under GDPR rules, brought into focus the reality of dealing with unaccountable social media platforms. After's Twitter's decision to permanently suspend my verified @alekboyd account, I filed a GDPR request with the watchdog. What I wanted, still want, was to recover my account's data, tweets, pictures, etc. Twitter had granted my data request, but for some reason decided to format the data for download in .txt files, rather than in customary JSON files. This made the process of rebuilding account's timeline in a local machine extremely time consuming. I put this to the Commissioner dealing with the issue in Ireland, who emailed recently to say that Twitter had in fact said it had provided data in JSON format, which is a lie, as evidence provided to regulator showed. 

Use of my current Twitter account, @infodi0, is weird these days. Sometimes I can't see replies to my own tweets, or I open the app to see in the timeline tweets from a month ago, rather than last posted. Often, when I open the app, I see account has been locked and multiple requests to delete tweets are presented. Twitter's favourite is "Violating our rules against posting private information." That rule makes a breach to post information -from criminal probes in various jurisdictions- about Venezuelan corruption.

We want to leave a record here, so that these information doesn't disappear down Jack's rabit hole.

Luis Oberto bribe to Nervis Villalobos paid at Banca Privada d'Andorra

Diego Salazar (Rafael Ramirez's cousin) pays bribes to Miguel Antonio Gomez Nuñez

EFG Bank laundering PDVSA money


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