In the eyes of the world, a dictator in complete control of the world's second-largest economy encourages current and emerging authoritarian regimes to maintain official repression to retain power.
Behind the Resale of Cellebrite Technology That Can Hack Your Phone
While most of Cellebrite’s devices that are for resale are not new-gen, such practice demonstrates the vulnerabilities, insofar as repressive governments access the product and licensing upgrades through third parties for a few dollars, found an investigation by Itempnews. There are no limits for Venezuela, Cuba, or China to also buy this technology.
Russia Allies in Latin America Addopt the “Puttin’s Model” Against NGOs
Russian diplomats in Venezuela collected ample information about nongovernmental organizations that receive foreign funds and they also provided advice to the Venezuelan regime amidst a crusade to silence opposition groups, according to the findings of an investigation
How an Argentine businessman was key in the major embezzled PDVSA
Since 2015, businessman Luis Fernando Vuteff García has connected with one of the largest clans that plundered the state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela. The Argentine Prosecutor's Office keeps a file against him for tax crimes, which is added to the case that is followed in Spain for the same crime. That country granted him provisional liberty after arresting him in 2018.
Proxy murder out of pure greed
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The darkest secrets of a spy chief
Cashing in on his authority, the former chief of the Venezuelan military intelligence services joined efforts for over one decade with drug traffickers under the aegis of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. This investigation by ITEMP reveals the identity of partners and allies with Hugo Carvajal, aka “El Pollo,” acting as the shield bearer in a jungle of unlawfulness for many criminals to enjoy safe havens in Venezuela
Chinese pipelines -A corrupt triangulation
A scheme featuring Venezuelan businessmen Joseph Benoudiz Benoudiz and Pablo Emilio Cárdenas Zambrano, including US corporations owned by them, was born in 2007. This is not the first time that both of them have been spotted in a case of fraud against the Venezuelan State. In 2016, Benoudiz fessed up about resorting to bribery to win contracts.
USA has ignored a high-ranking crime boss stranded in Venezuela
For experts in law, It is far more likely that the United States never sent the extradition request of Mario Moreno Lozano or that Department of Justice sent a request, but the Venezuelan government chose to ignore it
A favor for the Venezuelan spy chief
Court papers reveal that Luisa Ortega Díaz was ready to certify at the Spanish justice the lack of formal charges in Venezuela against the ex-chief of Venezuela’s Military Intelligence