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Colombia and ELN rebels begin moving to restart peace talks

Wtop 13 Aug 2022
... groups and the ELN fight over cocaine smuggling routes, illegal mines and other resources that were abandoned by the FARC ... The group has an estimated 2,500 fighters in Colombia and also runs drug trafficking routes, extortion rackets and illegal mines in neighboring Venezuela.
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Colombia’s Petro replaces security chiefs in human rights push

Al Jazeera 13 Aug 2022
Desire for peace’ ... But violence has picked up in some parts of the country as FARC holdouts, drug trafficking groups and the ELN fight over cocaine smuggling routes, illegal mines and other resources that were abandoned by the FARC ... It also runs drug trafficking routes, extortion rackets and illegal mines in neighbouring Venezuela ... .
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Colombian government and ELN rebels meet in Havana to restart peace talks

The Observer 12 Aug 2022
... groups and the ELN fight over cocaine smuggling routes, illegal mines and other resources that were abandoned by the Farc ... The group has an estimated 2,500 fighters in Colombia and also runs drug trafficking routes, extortion rackets and illegal mines in neighboring Venezuela.
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‘The water is brown’: Community in Guyana rings the alarm over unsustainable mining near river

Mongabay 11 Aug 2022
Further into the center of the community’s titled lands, a medium-scale gold mining operation driven by people across the country and Venezuela to the north has left over 2 hectares (about 5 acres) of land deforested and discolored waterways ... Mining for gold is not unusual in Chinese Landing.
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Venezuela’s largest indigenous group struggles against poverty, neglect

La Prensa Latina 09 Aug 2022
Maracaibo, Venezuela, Aug 9 (EFE).- Some of the Wayuu indigenous inhabitants of San Vicente de Mapuey, a community of northwestern Venezuela, make a living from salt mining, while others depend on the sale of yucca and handicrafts ... 9, but in Venezuela it is just another date on ...
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Canada’s “Jekyll-and-Hyde” Masquerade as Nation that Supposedly Supports Pacifism and Progressive Principles

Dissident Voice 01 Aug 2022
Trudeau previously imposed sanctions and called for the overthrow of the socialist government in Venezuela, where Canadian mining corporations are desperate to access mineral resources, and has sent Canadian troops as far afield as Mali in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Wild species relied on by billions at risk, report warns

News-Press Now 19 Jul 2022
Emery of the United States told The Associated Press ... The Indigenous leader mentioned growing problems in the region such as water contamination from mercury used in illegal mining and oil spillages. Moreover, those who oppose these practices face violence, such as the recent murder of an Indigenous warrior in a mining area, in Venezuela ... .
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UN Report: Venezuela Ranks Third Among Countries With Most Crypto Adoption

Bitcoin 11 Jul 2022
Venezuela, one of the first countries in Latam to be considered “crypto-friendly” by some standards, has ranked third in adoption rates, according to a report issued by the United Nations ... Venezuela already has a fairly clear cryptocurrency legal framework, that establishes bitcoin and crypto mining as legal activities.
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Venezuela says it investigating slaying of Indigenous leader

Wtop 08 Jul 2022
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities say they are investigating the killing of an Indigenous leader who denounced illegal mining in a remote part of the country close to the Amazon rainforest ... Indigenous territories in Venezuela are under increasing pressure from ...
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Venezuela it is investigating slaying of Indigenous leader

Bowling Green Daily News 08 Jul 2022
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities say they are investigating the killing of an Indigenous leader who denounced illegal mining in a remote part of the country close to the Amazon rainforest ... Indigenous territories in Venezuela are under increasing pressure from ...
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Human Activity is Pushing Vital Species Towards Extinction, U.N. Warns in Call for Sustainability

Time Magazine 08 Jul 2022
[time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] ... Forest Service ... The Indigenous leader mentioned growing problems in the region such as water contamination from mercury used in illegal mining and oil spillages. Moreover, those who oppose these practices face violence, such as the recent murder of an Indigenous warrior in a mining area, in Venezuela ... .
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Venezuela Indigenous leader’s killing terrifies defenders of Amazon lands

The Observer 07 Jul 2022
Venezuela’s gold fever fuels gangs and insecurity ... the brutal control that armed groups exercise over illegal mining in the country; the struggle of Indigenous groups, who have been largely forgotten by authorities; and the uselessness of Venezuela’s judiciary to investigate abuses independently and hold those responsible accountable,” she said.
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Crypto mining profitability varies wildly based on location

Cryptoslate 06 Jul 2022
The varying cost of crypto mining around the world ... According to research from 911 Metalurgist, mining 1 BTC in Venezuela costs over $246,500. The latest market downturn has pushed Bitcoin’s price down to around $20,000, making Venezuela the worst country to mine BTC ... Mining 1 BTC on the Solomon Islands currently costs around $142,500.
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Indigenous Leader Who Defended Amazon Killed in Venezuela, Rights Group Says

Voa News 02 Jul 2022
Mining has been prohibited since 1989 in Venezuela's southern Amazonas state, which is not part of the so-called Arco Minero, a gold exploitation zone 111,000 square kilometers created by decree in 2016 by the government of President Nicolas Maduro covering.�.
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Is Iran building another “stealth” missile boat? - analysis

The Jerusalem Post 02 Jul 2022
Sutton at USNI News ... Sutton ...   ... (credit ... Sutton notes that “they could operate as command vessels for swarms of smaller boats armed with rockets, torpedoes, mines, lightweight anti-ship missiles and drones ... It has used drones to attack a tanker and used naval mines ... It has close relations with Syria and Venezuela, as well as Russia and China ... .

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