The workers were killed in a gold mine in the southern Bolívar state.
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The gold is meant as a more stable way for Venezuelans to hold their diminishing funds as inflation in the socialist nation runs at over 100,000 percent.
PDVSA filed an appeal requesting that a Delaware court vacate a decision granting the Canadian miner the right to seize its U.S. assets.
Venezuela’s once prosperous economy destroyed by corruption and mismanagement.
Higher production doesn't necessarily mean higher oil prices are entirely out of the question.
Illegal extraction of gold and other metals and their subsequent smuggling to foreign markets is seen by many as a way to navigate the current crisis.
The bank is selling off gold to keep the country afloat, drawing down its reserves of the metal to $6.6 bn from almost $20 bn at the beginning of 2012.
"The church but the entire world is worried about the environmental degradation that unregulated mining activities are causing in the Bolívar and Amazonas states."
Gold now represents just under 70 per cent of the Central Bank's international reserves.
Judge Richard J. Leon has stayed Rusoro’s CSID Expropriation award against Venezuela registered in the U.S.
Very few of the 150 companies who expressed interest in investing in the Mining Arc actually presented concrete offers.
Eighteen people have been killed in Venezuela at an illegal gold mine following clashes with security forces.
The Canadian company is set to invest $120 million to conduct underground gold mining for the first time in Guyana’s history.
The Canadian company alleges that the South American country is performing “fraudulent transfers.”
Rampant violence and corruption are the norm in the mines of the southern Guayana region.
Crystallex International Corp is seeking to collect $1.2 billion plus interest awarded in 2016 by a World Bank tribunal against Venezuela, which Venezuela has refused to pay.
Venezuelan President Maduro shocked the market in early December when he followed China's 'petro-yuan' futures announcement by making headlines of himself proclaiming a new national cryptocurrency - the 'Petro' - to overcome The West's "financial blockade."
"In Venezuela, we are out of gas. In Venezuela, there is no gas oil. In Venezuela, there are no lube oils."
Bonds issued by Venezuela and PDVSA were down across the board on Monday, with some falling as much as 2.5 points.
A court in the District of Columbia is allowing Canadian Crystallex the possibility of advancing in a legal dispute against Venezuela
A three-year recession in Venezuela paired with ramping inflation and food shortages has prompted many mining for gold in mafia-run illicit operations.
Gold Reserve says initial $300m payment from Venezuela government under $770m copper-gold project seizure settlement "expected in the next few days."
Venezuela government given more time to come up with initial payment which has been halved to $300 million.
Latest data show Russia continuing to stock its gold vaults, although Venezuela's sales are denting overall official sector net purchases in 2016.
Advocacy groups are taking issue at the Mining Arch of the Orinoco River National Development Strategic Zone.