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anti-corruption operation

Good morning. How was that weekend? A very newsworthy day began on Friday that involves a large corruption plot. Let's see what it's all about.

Whoever that fails

Well moved that was the weekend. Surely you heard that there was a special operation by the National Police Against Corruption and, so far, the arrest of two judges, a mayor, the superintendent of Crypto-assets and a deputy have been confirmed. The thing happened like this:

Friday afternoon A statement from the Anti-Corruption Police was published. The text requested the Public Ministry to prosecute several individuals "involved in serious acts of administrative corruption and embezzlement."

Then, late at night of that day, it was learned that the capture of the president of the Caracas Criminal Judicial Circuit, Cristóbal Cornieles, and Judge José Maxcimino Márquez García, for being involved in the release, in exchange for money and goods, of Oswaldo José Cheremos, a member of the criminal gang known as the Tren del Llano. On Saturday morning it was learned that The mayor of Las Tejerías, Pedro Hernández, had also been arrested., for having ties to the El Conejo gang, a scourge of that area of ​​the Aragua valleys.

But the central element of this operation is the arrest, carried out on Friday but reported on Saturday, of the superintendent of Cryptoactives (Sunacrip), Joselit Ramírez. Últimas Noticias published as scoop some details of the case, such as that it is about the "disappearance" of more than 3.000 million dollars from oil sales that, due to the blockade suffered by our country and in particular PDVSA, they had to be traded to be cashed out in cryptocurrencies. That money never reached the coffers of the nation. President Nicolás Maduro removed Ramírez and ordered the intervention and restructuring of Sunacrip, in charge of Anabel Pereira Fernández, who is also Superintendent of Banks.

Yesterday, Sunday, it was learned that deputy Hugbel Roa was arrested for being involved in this corruption plot. It is expected that in the next few hours his parliamentary immunity will be lifted to be prosecuted in court.

The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) yesterday published a statement signed by Diosdado Cabello where they express all their support for these actions against corruption and are ready to collaborate "whoever falls".

At the end of yesterday Sunday afternoon, The Public Ministry released its own statement where he reported the appointment of five prosecutors to lead the corresponding investigations.

Any other information that has circulated on social networks and is not here is because it has not yet been confirmed. We expect new data and reactions to emerge in the coming hours. And we will be watching.

Saharawi in Caracas

We changed the subject to tell you that he is in Caracas the president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Brahim Ghali, who is also the leader of the Polisairo Front, a political and military organization that for decades has fought for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara, first against Spanish colonization and then against Moroccan colonialism. Ghali will meet with President Nicolás Maduro to sign some agreements.


Yesterday, 7 new cases of covid-19 were reported in Venezuela, with no deaths.

The updated statistics are:

  • Total infections: 552.267
  • Recovered patients: 546.129 (99%)
  • Active cases: 284
  • Total deaths: 5.854

Exchange rate

The Central Bank of Venezuela reported that the exchange tables on Friday showed an average of 24,20 bolivars per dollar. Remember that this is the only rate valid for any transaction today.


the crisis continues

Regarding the financial crisis unleashed last week in the United States, nervousness is still perceived about the possibility of a disaster similar to the 2008 crisis. The purchase of Credit Suisse by the UBS bank was finalized over the weekend with the intention of avoiding its formal bankruptcy, which apparently could not be contained with the financing of 50.000 million granted days ago by the Swiss National Bank. Although the intention of this purchase was to contain the crisis, at least this morning it had not had a great effect. All European stock markets opened today with losses.

But other equally or more striking news is that yesterday Sunday A joint statement was published by the US Federal Reserve, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank and the Swiss National Bank. The announcement is that they agreed to "coordinate actions" to guarantee liquidity in US dollars in the financial systems of those countries. Basically, those central banks will execute foreign exchange operations to US dollars on a daily basis and no longer on a weekly basis. According to the statement, this "serves as an important liquidity buffer to ease tensions in the global funding markets."

earthquake in Ecuador

Another important news of the weekend was the earthquake occurred in southern Ecuador, which left at least 14 dead and more than 400 injured. Some 1.300 houses were destroyed. It was reported that one of the deaths from this earthquake was in Peru, since the telluric movement was also felt there.

That is all for now. You already know, to keep up to date, all day, the order is to visit We read again tomorrow.


Angel González
I write #ElInformante and #DatosÚN in Últimas Noticias.

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