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Venezuelan Government Creates Special Commission to Investigate New Tumeremo Deaths

Internal Affairs Minister Nestor Reverol. (Courtesy of Ministry of Interior)

A special commission will investigate another alleged massacre in the southeastern mining town of Tumeremo. 

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Signs $4.5 Billion Mega-Mining Deal

Maduro signed eight agreements totaling USD $4.5 billion with national and transnational mining firms on Friday. (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed eight agreements totaling USD $4.5 billion with national and transnational mining firms on Friday.

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Venezuela’s Public Prosecution Indicts Two Tumeremo Massacre Suspects

“Justice for our loved ones. We have hope.” (AP)

The suspects are alleged to have acted as part of a criminal gang that carried out the mass murder of at least 17 miners in Bolivar state earlier in March.

 

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Venezuelan Social Movements Rally Against Open-Pit Mining in the Orinoco Arc

"Nobody asked indigenous communities if they wanted excavators in their houses". A sign from Thursday's demonstra

Several dozen activists from Venezuelan social movements demonstrated outside the offices of state oil company PDVSA on Thursday in protest at the Maduro government’s decision to open up the 117,000 km “Orinoco Arc” to transnational mining firms.

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Questions for the President on Open-Pit Mining

Open-pit mining is condemned by environmentalists internationally for its ecological and human cost, as well as its heavy use of

In an open letter to President Maduro, the author raises concerns regarding a recent open-pit mining concession by the Venezuelan government to Canadian mining conglomerate Gold Standard, which is likely to have severe ecological repercussions in the South American nation. 

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Bodies of 18 Missing Miners Found in Mass Grave in Venezuela

“Justice for our loved ones. We have hope.” (AP)

Venezuelan authorities found 18 bodies in a mine near the town of Tumeremo in Bolivar state on Monday, whom they identified as part of the 28 miners declared missing since March 4.

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Venezuela to Investigate Alleged Massacre of 28 Miners in Bolivar State

Tumeremo residents and family members of the disappeared miners blockade the principal road, demanding that the authorities reco

Venezuela’s public prosecutor and ombudsman’s office opened investigations Monday into the disappearance of 28 miners in southeastern Bolivar state following allegations by local residents of a possible massacre.

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Venezuela and Canadian Company Sign $5 Billion Gold Mining Deal

Maduro announces the deal with Gold Reserve. (Albaciudad)

The joint venture is part of a negotiated settlement to an arbitration case brought before the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes by the Canadian company in 2009, after its Las Brisas concessions were terminated by the Venezuelan government.

 

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Venezuela, China Sign Agreement to Develop One of World's Biggest Gold Mines

China and Venezuela agreed to start a gold mining project together (agencies)

The agreement to develop Las Cristinas gold mine was signed by officials of the Venezuelan government and the Chinese company China International Trust and Investment Corp, or Citic. The mine in southern Bolivar state has been estimated to hold about 17 million ounces of gold.

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Amazon Tribe Massacre Alleged in Venezuela

80Yanomami indigenous peoples were allegedly killed in the attack (Venevision)

A massacre of up to 80 Yanomami indigenous people has taken place in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas, according to claims emerging from the region, prompting the government to send in investigators.

 

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