Venezuela under Chávez
- Publishing Date
- 14 Mar 2013 5:36pm GMT
- Mining Journal
After the news last week of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez’s passing, we have collated a few noteworthy articles from during his reign.
Production & Markets, August 2011: Chávez grabs gold
Mining Journal covers the unfolding news that leads to Hugo Chávez signing the decree to formalise the nationalisation of Venezuela’s gold mining industry.
Exploration & Development, February 2011: Crystallex told Cristinas contract cancelled
Production and Markets, April 2010: Chávez targets illegal gold miners
Mining Journal talks to analysts Ambrian Partners about President Chávez’s weekly broadcast concerning the illegal exploitation of gold in Venezuela.
Finance, December 2009: China provides credit line for Venezuelan state mining company
Focus, November 2005: Venezuela takes the socialist route
The Mining Journal looks at Mr Chávez’s ‘21st century socialism’ and how the change to state control of mining concessions put mining companies like Crystallex International into a spin.
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