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Venezuela under Chávez

Publishing Date
14 Mar 2013 5:36pm GMT
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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.

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Exploration & Development, February 2011: Crystallex told Cristinas contract cancelled

Venezuela’s state mining company cancels yet another operating contract, this time Crystallex International loses Las Cristinas gold project in the Bolivar state.

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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.

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Finance, December 2009: China provides credit line for Venezuelan state mining company

Corp Venezolana de Guayana confirmed that were to receive a US$1bn line of credit from China Development Bank in exchange for iron ore and oil.

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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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