Venezuela

Venezuela Fuels an Amazon Gold Rush With Petrodollars Drying Up – Bloomberg

 Mining area has more than tripled since March 2019, NGO says. Officials redouble work on mining camps as oil output plummets  U.S. sanctions and a collapsing oil industry are prompting Venezuela to step up its push into gold mining, including in protected areas of the Amazon. The amount of land used for mining has more than …

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Tension with Washington helps fuel Turkey-Venezuela alliance – AP

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At first glance, they seem like an odd couple. Yet Turkey, a Mediterranean power that often chafes at what it calls Western interventionism, and Venezuela on the Caribbean, rich in oil and gold but in perpetual crisis and under U.S. sanctions, have a few things in common. There is an economic …

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Trade development agreement between Venezuela and Turkey becomes effective August 21 – MercoPress

A new trade deal between Turkey and Venezuela, officially titled “Trade Development Agreement,” will enter into force on August 21, the Turkish T24 news website said on Saturday. The agreement was hammered out on 17 May 2018, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Venezuela, during which he pledged to help his Venezuelan counterpart …

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Turkey and Venezuela: An Alliance of Convenience (Report) – Wilson Center

On March 26th, U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced indictments against Nicolás Maduro and 14 other senior current and former Venezuelan officials, for narco-terrorism, drug trafficking, corruption, and other crimes.  Also indicted were two leaders of Colombia’s FARC guerrillas. These indictments follow other crippling U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s financial and oil sectors, and secondary sanctions …

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