Daily Archives: 17/02/2009

Lies from Stanford Bank (Venezuela)

Associated Press (Caracas) has an article: Descartan en Venezuela impacto por acciones contra Stanford that quotes an unnamed local “spokeswoman” for Stanford Bank (Venezuela ) as saying that: *Stanford Bank (Venezuela) “does not have any problems. The national bank is … Continue reading

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The Unsaid F Word

A wise, longtime friend allowed us to post his private thoughts on what our friend says was the predictable outcome of the 15 February referendum: What’s baffling here, from a comparative socio-political and behavioral science perspective, is the fact that … Continue reading

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Luis Giusti: “…member of the Stanford family”

Former Pdvsa President Luis Giusti was the featured keynote speaker last year in Lima at the inauguration of Stanford International Bank’s first office in Peru. His opening remarks: “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and as a member of the Stanford … Continue reading

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Quid Pro What?

China’s Vice President Xi Jinping arrived in Caracas on 17 February for a two-day visit. Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said an agreement will be signed during the Chinese official’s visit, expanding the joint Venezuela-China infrastructure fund from $6 billion to … Continue reading

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One referendum exit poll’s data

Students conducted an exit poll on 15 February with professional input from experienced pollsters and data analysts. Exit data was obtained from 14,850 samples at 175 voting centers nationally, with two cuts: 1:00 p.m. = No 52.0% 5:30 p.m. = … Continue reading

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Eight British terrorists planned horrendous slaughter

More at this link: Britons on trial over “airliner bomb plot” “What these men intended to bring about was a violent and deadly statement of intent that would have truly global impact,” prosecutor Peter Wright told jurors in the high … Continue reading

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SEC charges Stanford companies with fraud

Reuters reports: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged Robert Stanford, 3 of his companies for alleged fraud * Says alleged fraud involved multi-billion dollar investment scheme centering on an $8 billion CD program. * Says companies accused of fraud … Continue reading

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