Venezuela’s gold diplomacy gamble – BBC News

As Venezuela’s oil industry has plummeted with sanctions and economic collapse, President Nicolas Maduro has turned to his country’s other mineral wealth: gold.

He’s used it to win allies and raise money. But the US, which has urged Mr Maduro to stand down, has warned those profiting from what it calls Venezuela’s illegitimate gold trade.

The BBC’s Mark Lowen takes a look at Venezuela’s gold diplomacy gamble.

Camera and editing by Lee Durant.

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14 thoughts on “Venezuela’s gold diplomacy gamble – BBC News

  • February 12, 2019 at 7:00 am
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    why do not the amricans fight for the pallestina? there is no oil there, satan america, the falling angel, has fallen in rome, england, isreal, and america, but there comes a time when these lands will be destroyed by god himself, like sodom and gomora

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  • February 12, 2019 at 7:31 am
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    BBC trash as usual.

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  • February 12, 2019 at 7:59 am
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    Maduro is pure shit.

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  • February 12, 2019 at 8:00 am
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    Over 80% of his people don’t want him.
    Facts. He doesn’t love his starving his people

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  • February 12, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Propaganda makes my butthole hurt

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  • February 12, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Turkey in NATO member but they support Maduro and Socialist / Communist regime….hmm, never trust the Muslims.

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  • February 12, 2019 at 8:53 am
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    Maduro has 0 cards to play, soon he will experience either exile or worse.

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  • February 12, 2019 at 8:59 am
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    Does nobody have the power to call the BBC to account?
    ——– HOW IS IT FAIR THAT THE BBC IS ALLOWED TO SPREAD ITS PROPAGANDA ON PRIMETIME TV, BUT ISSUE CORRECTIONS AND APOLOGIES ON AN 'UNKNOWN'
    WEBPAGE? ——-
    They relentlessly transmit propaganda, distortions, lies, biases, deliberate mistakes, etc. as they please. Because the BBC knows that if anyone has the time or will to raise a complaint against the BBC about an incorrect or biased news story, by the time it is 'dealt' with, the 'damage' will already have been done. IT IS CRIMINAL!
    Here's the page where the BBC 'apologises' for it's mistakes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/corporate2/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications/

    ….And the masses are fine with that?

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  • February 12, 2019 at 9:13 am
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    lmao why would venezuela store its gold in UK. UK-US haven't exactly been their friends for decades, seriously, there is no legal process due when it comes to international policies. if there was one, you'd probably see few US president on international court for war crimes. don't store anything in EU, US, Canada, etc countries unless you're white and a part of their group.

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  • February 12, 2019 at 9:22 am
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    He was elected democratically, you left that out. How about some stats of what life was like for the non-rich, prior to Chavez, whilst the elites studied in Ivy League and your bloody Oxford.

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  • February 12, 2019 at 9:39 am
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    BBC News Fake

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  • February 12, 2019 at 10:04 am
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    Na bro there headlines news is (BBC ) who won the bafter awards they show more on showbiz then real news to keep you dumb and dumber .whilst government screw your pensions and human rights low wages/through the back door whilst the masses is to busy watching some showbiz shit . conditioning and social engineering on the masses .prapoganda at is worst self-righteous biggiots .💩 On them

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  • February 12, 2019 at 10:35 am
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    I've been told…..I've been told….blah blah blah.
    I remember a time when the BBC was reputable and respectable, where did it all go wrong?

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  • February 12, 2019 at 10:42 am
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    BBC IS SHIT……..

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