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October 2018

Boligarchs' Delusional Disorder: exhibit Francisco D'Agostino

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.

PDVSA 1.2bn money laudering case: conspirators named

Further to embezzlement of $1.2 billion from PDVSA, for which U.S. Department of Justice indicted Francisco Convit and Matthias Krull, the full list of named conspirators (see below) has been leaked to this site. Expectedly Derwick Associates execs are all involved, as well as other equally criminal Venezuelan "businessmen", PDVSA officials and, even, Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela's Supreme Court Chief travels to Turkey...

Didn't take very long for leaks about Venezuela's new found love for Turkish delight to arrive. The latest involves Venezuela's Supreme Court Chief, Maikel Moreno, landing today in a GV (N863MF) in Istanbul's Atatürk airport. Moreno's travel companion is, reportedly, Debora Menicucci. There's a number of questions that pop to mind, the most important being: just how can Moreno afford to travel in such luxury? Who picked up that tab?

What's going on between Venezuela & Turkey?

There's been quite a lot of chatter lately with respect to Venezuela - Turkey relations. Gossip has it that it's due to economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. government on the Nicolas Maduro regime. Some say the trade balance will jump from under $100 million a year to over $2 billion, as per Maduro and Erdogan's new found friendship. Aside from Maduro's very own visit with the Turkish meat-cutting clown upon return from China, sources report that Maikel Moreno, Venezuela's Supreme Court Chief, is also a regular visitor. Moreno's business in Turkey remains to be described.