The director of UCAB’s Political Studies Center sees an opposition of questionable credibility, both inside and outside Venezuela
The gold rush in the south-east quarter of the country is helping all kinds of people deal with economic hardship. But gold in grams is replacing the legal currency and the criminal industry has found another realm to control and get profits
The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the State-run CVG Minerven, used as a front to hide the illegal extraction of gold by armed gangs, Colombian guerrilla and military, with tremendous damage to the environment and local communities.
The blackout turned off the last cells operating at Venalum and Alcasa, and with them, an entire aluminium factory. The sad new chapter on the rise and fall of an industry that gave Venezuela valuable non-oil exports tells a cautionary tale: if you build an entire cluster on electric power, don’t let that resource disappear.
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