The "infodemic", "infoxication" or avalanche of "false news" that has covered the entire world with the Covid-19 pandemic, claims the value of the facts and the need for a journalistic exercise that fulfills its most elementary work: document, verify, contrast, support and analyze the information. That is what we do at Armando.Info with each story we investigate. We seek that all the data offered, especially those obtained off the record, be verified to the maximum, corroborated, contextualized and contrasted with other sources. That is what differentiates quality journalism from "hoaxes", rumors and the so-called "fake news" or "false news".

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We present to you our seventh transparency report,
January-April 2020 period.

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We are a newsroom that works at two levels: a thorough and combative reporting that works hand-in-hand with a responsible and rigorous editorial process. Our editorial focus transcends the front page headlines and works under our own agenda, in constant construction and on two principal topics: corruption and human rights.

By: Andreina Itriago

Lo que pasó en Tulum no se quedó en Tulum

En el balneario y sitio arqueológico maya del litoral de México, el sol y las redes sociales arrojaron una luz inusitada sobre el mayor cónclave que se recuerde de modelos e 'influencers' venezolanas. Fue en enero reciente y la ocasión era un festival de música electrónica poder...


By: Roberto Deniz | Isayen Herrera

En el Caribe flota una boya para las finanzas del chavismo

Un pequeño banco de Antigua y Barbuda, pero controlado por venezolanos, está en el centro de algunas operaciones financieras del régimen de Nicolás Maduro. Creado en 2008 y con rastro difuso durante años, el North International Bank comenzó a despuntar en 2016 cuando se autorizó su operación en Caracas. Desde entonces canaliza millones de dólares de paso a y desde las arcas de la ‘nomenklatura’ revolucionaria.


By: Roberto Deniz

Siete países para siete diputados en defensa de Alex Saab

Una hasta ahora desconocida gira europea en la primavera de 2019 marcó el destino de Luis Parra y otros diputados que hoy pasan por disidentes del grupo de partidos mayoritario de oposición. En Liechtenstein, Bulgaria y Portugal los parlamentarios abogaron en favor de los empresarios colombianos que controlan las importaciones para los Clap. Durante el tour, que incluyó escalas técnicas en Francia, Alemania, Suiza y España, hizo de chaperón un asociado a Saab y su clan, dueño también de la agencia de viajes donde se adquirieron los boletos y se organizó el itinerario. A su regreso los viajeros habían cimentado unas relaciones peligrosas que meses después los alentaron para intentar la toma de la Asamblea Nacional.


By: Marcos David Valverde

Cuando la ocasión la pintan dudosa, pinta para Escotet

Con una mezcla de clarividencia y audacia, el hombre más rico de Venezuela ya venía internacionalizando sus negocios desde hace tiempo. Pero las últimas adquisiciones de Juan Carlos Escotet para seguir expandiéndolos llevan hasta al observador más distraído a arquear las cejas. Hace semanas anunció la compra de un banco portugués que sirvió de pivote para saquear las arcas de un país africano. Meses antes, se había hecho del control de la sucursal en Florida del liquidado Banco Espirito Santo, también de Portugal, que con anterioridad había sido fruta de tentación para el banco suizo preferido de la boliburguesía. ¿Qué motiva esas jugadas de alto riesgo reputacional?


SPECIAL MENTION.

In January 2020, the 2-2019 edition of the Latin American Nutrition Archives -an arbitrated magazine of the Latin American Nutrition Society- was published, with the investigation carried out by Armando.Info on the 14 Mexican brands of milk powder distributed in the so-called "combos CLAP ".

An alliance between Armando.Info and the Venezuelan academy (UCV, Msc Pablo Hernández) to disseminate the scientific analyzes on these very low-quality dairy products, also involved in the corruption plot of Nicolás Maduro's food program.


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