Smartmatic - Artículo de Alek Boyd - 14/08/2005
London 14.08.05 | The Florida register of companies contains details of
the board of directors of Smartmatic Corporation, which is formed by
Antonio Mugica, Alfredo Anzola, Antonio Mugica Rivero, Roger Piñate,
Antonio Mugica Sesma and Luis Feliu .
Its principal place of business is 1001 Broken Sound Parkway, NW, STE
D, Boca Raton, FL 33487. The company's history in Venezuela dates back
to seven years ago when the venture was "the Research and Development Unit of Panagroup in Venezuela" (sic) and in "2000
we realized the true impact of our technology in the growing
device-networking market, and we emerged as an independent company" (sic) . The Miami Herald reported on Friday May 28, 2004 [ F2 EDITION]:
"A large and powerful investor in the software company that will
design electronic ballots and record votes for Venezuela's new and much
criticized election system is the Venezuelan government itself...
Venezuela's investment in Bizta Corp., the ballot
software firm, gives the government 28 percent ownership of the company
it will use to help deliver voting results in future elections,
including the possible recall referendum against President Hugo Chavez,
according to records obtained by The Herald... Until a year ago, the Bizta Corp.
was a struggling Venezuelan software company with barely a sales deal
to its name, records show. Then, the Venezuelan government -- through a
venture capital fund -- invested about $200,000 and bought 28 percent of