After website Aporrea  [es] went briefly offline on May 10, 2014, a number of comments appeared on Twitter. Apparently the portal domain was withdrawn for a while, thus revealing that the page is hosted somewhere in the United States. To many people, that the most important portal for Venezuelan pro-government opinions depends on services based in the US opens up criticism and discussion about the problem foreign currency blockade and its inevitable consequences.
— Lisseth Boon (@boonbar) May 10, 2014 
This is the evidence. RT @victoramaya : dollar shortage finally affected Aporrea… their domain expired and they haven't paid for it.
Anthonny Arias outilnes the irony in the situation:
En serio, cómo me he podido reír porque aporrea no tiene dolaritos para pagar el dominio… ¡Jajaja!
— Anthonny Arias (@AnthonnyAG) May 10, 2014 
Really, I've been laughing as Aporrea doesn't have the big bucks to pay for the domain. LOL!
Lastly, Publio Escipión expresses doubts from the critical texts published on the portal in the last months:
— Publio C. Escipión (@PublioCEscipion) May 10, 2014 
Aporrea got pounded. The domain expired yesterday. There are no dollars or they were closed due to the criticism?