ARMANDOINFO is a community of journalists born in Venezuela in the heat of crisis and censorship of its media. Its aim is to provide an independent platform that supports and accompanies Venezuelan and Latin American journalists in reporting well-narrated and detailed transnational stories that have no place elsewhere.
The platform is a reference in journalistic investigations in Venezuela on money laundering, human rights, and environmental issues, through well-told stories that have the support and mentoring of professionals and global journalist networks. Panama Papers and Wikileaks are some examples of international collaborations.
ARMANDOINFO appears for the first time in 2010, as an incipient research journalism project. However, it was formally launched on Sunday, July 20, 2014. From then on, it publishes investigative stories with accurate, well-documented and well-written information week after week. To date (August 2017), over three hundred (300) reports have been produced and spread by the ARMANDOINFO community.
Although it is an emerging medium, ARMANDOINFO has counted on the best investigative journalists in Venezuela. Likewise, it has developed and published journalistic pieces in alliance with consolidated media, such as El Universo from Ecuador, El Nuevo Herald from Miami, Clarín from Argentina, La Nación from Costa Rica, Semana from Colombia, and Confidencial from Nicaragua. Among these and other reports, some outstanding high- impact investigations are "Propietarios de la censura" (Owners of Censorship), conducted for a year with the Press and Society Institute and Poderopedia, and stood out among the three most innovative works nominated in the 2015 edition of the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism award. A similar case is the HSBC scandal, a work coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), based in Washington, for a network of 66 media in which ARMANDOINFO participated as the Venezuelan correspondent.