Alek Boyd created Vcrisis.com and started blogging about Venezuela in Oct. 2002. Since, he has worked as an independent researcher, investigative journalist, lobbyist, and civil and political rights activist, and is a consultant for some of the world's largest asset recovery initiatives, global intelligence firms, and media.
In 2006, Alek became the first blogger ever to shadow a presidential candidate in Venezuela. In 2009, he gained a MA (merits) in Spanish American Studies (King's College London), with focus on Venezuelan literature.
Until late January 2022 he edited corruption-focused INFODIO. The site was censored in Venezuela (link in Spanish here). Alek has lectured about media (Leeds University), and corruption at the Organisation of American States.
He used to write for Semana magazine with Fanny Kertzman -Colombia's former tax chief, for Spain's El Pais, and collaborated with award-winning investigative journalists, and NGOs.
In November 2014, Alek's flat in London (UK) was broken into, his laptops were stolen, and his children were threatened by agents of Venezuela's regime. This was the first time a Venezuelan blogger and his family have been the target of an extended international surveillance operation and defamation campaign.
In February 2017, after a sustained and considerable DDoS attack, Google's Project Shield came to Alek's anti-corruption site rescue. In August 2019, Twitter suspended Alek's 47k+ verified account for exposing corruption. In February 2022, Twitter suspended INFODIO's 26k+ account for exposing China Registry scam.
An investigation into Alex Saab's corrupt practices published by Alek in October 2013, resulted in criminal charges filed by U.S. Department of Justice, arrest, and extradition in October 2021.