Research by Transparency International Venezuela and Ecoanalítica estimated the size of the criminal economies that deal in gold, drugs, and gasoline with the enthusiastic participation of a corrupt State
Tag: Illegal mining
Some of them want to work for the miners, others only want to defend their ancestral land, but violence has already begun and the ELN is behind it all
Gold mining is bringing mercury pollution, malaria, mass poaching, and ethnocide to one of Venezuela’s natural treasures
HRW has just expressed its concern about “amputations and other horrific abuses” by local armed groups and Colombian guerrillas in the Orinoco Mining Arc.
After the Tumeremo massacre, on October 14, we know for a fact that the ELN operates in Venezuelan territory. But the ecocide, human trafficking, slavery and “mysterious” disappearances started in 2016, with the Orinoco Mining Arc's decree.
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