¿Los intocables?

Jueves, 9 de febrero de 2012

Benedict Mander en el blog Beyond Brics del FT:

A dogged receiver, John Carney, has filed a flurry of lawsuits (documents here) in a Connecticut-based court over the last couple of days in a bid to recover some of that money – and guess what, one of the people being sued is a former PDVSA executive.

Juan Montes, who was a senior pension fund investment manager at PDVSA, allegedly received almost $36m in bribes in exchange for keeping quiet about approving financial transactions with firms run by Francisco Illarramendi, who now faces 70 years in prison after last year pleading guilty of running a massive Ponzi scheme (in essence, he had set up investment funds on behalf of PDVSA that went badly wrong, and then tried to hide the losses through a series of complex and fraudulent transactions).

…But this is only one of six cases filed in the last few days, with over a dozen people implicated. The biggest accuses Venezuelan financier Moris Beracha of providing “the money or access to money that kept Illarramendi and his scheme afloat”, as well as receiving “approximately” $171,675,738 in fraudulent transfers, which comprised “investor proceeds and other monies that must be recovered for distribution to Illarramendi’s victims and creditors.”

Un ejercicio. Váyanse a Google News Venezuela y pongan los nombres que aparecen en el artículo. ¿Cuántas noticias salen?

Tres, y todas en inglés. En los blogs la noticia sí ha sido cubierta, pero no en los periódicos.

¿Autocensura?

Yo suelo pensar que en las teorías de conspiración contra los medios la mediocridad, la distracción y la simple y llana incompetencia son factores subestimados.

Pero hace unos meses Juan Carlos Zapata me dijo (cito de memoria): “La censura más brava es la que imponen los boliburgueses, los que se pasaron a la oposición y los actuales. Ellos muchas veces le ganan al gobierno en su capacidad para silenciar.”

De estas cosas Zapata sabe.

 

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