Venezuela: Miltary takes control of gold mine after shootout leaves six dead

Posted on January 11, 2012 • Filed under: Conflicts, Crime, Latin America Mining, Police/Military Activity, Venezuela

The National Guard and the Army took control of New Bulla mine, located in the town of Paragua in southern Bolivar state, after the death of 6 miners in a clash between gangs “24” and “Marcopolo “for control of the place.
This was announced by Secretary of Public Safety of the region, Julio Cesar Fuentes Manzulli. Meanwhile Ricardo Delgado, Pemón leader in the community of the Paragua, explained that during the Christmas checkpoints were abandoned by the military, sparking a confrontation between the bands. Read Article

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