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Criminal gangs control Venezuelan Amazon mining gold, diamonds, coltan, UN report

Thursday, July 16th 2020 - 09:29 UTC
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Some gold, diamond and bauxite mines in the Venezuelan Amazon are largely controlled by criminal gangs who exploit, beat, and even kill workers, a United Nations investigation has found. Venezuelan security and military forces fail to prevent crimes and have participated in some violence against miners, the UN human rights office said in a report on Wednesday. Read full article


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  • Pugol-H

    A terrible humanitarian situation, an environmental disaster, while Venezuela is stripped of its natural resources, with no benefit whatsoever to the Venezuelan people indeed a poisonous legacy.

    Free to continue to starve in their Bolivarian Utopia.

    Viva la revolución!

    Jul 19th, 2020 - 12:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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