A Venezuelan newspaper would find a dogged, talented journalist and give him/her a research budget, six months and enough exposure to blow the top right off of a story like this one.
Until then, we have Setty.
Though, in fairness, it shouldn’t take a pile of resources to bring down this Illarramendi fellow. His own investment firm’s prospectus reads curiously like a confession:
its primary investment strategy seeks to take advantage of products offered in the global fixed income and derivatives markets…particularly those subject to currency arbitrage opportunities in their country of issuance, due to a particular country’s exchange rate policy.
Subtle, dude. Real subtle.Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.