Bloomberg: Trump’s Venezuela Gold Sanctions Will Likely Target Generals

There are no big international companies left operating in Venezuela since the government expropriated operations in the state of Bolivar, according to Russ Dallen, managing partner of Caracas Capital Markets, who has been tracking investments in the South American nation for almost three decades.

Trump will probably target “the national guard and the army generals that are kind of overseeing the gold mining and the wildcatting in the region,” Dallen said in a telephone interview from Miami. “There’s no law and order, it’s beyond the Wild West.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-01/trump-s-venezuela-gold-sanctions-seen-targeting-generals

Panorama: Prevén mediano impacto de las sanciones al oro

En lo que va de año Venezuela ha retirado en varias oportunidades sus reservas en el FMI. Recientemente, retiró 500 millones de dólares de sus Derechos Especiales de Giro (DEG) para pagar una deuda con el banco estadounidense, Citibank. Russ Dallen, director de la firma Caracas Capital, indicó en mayo  que el Gobierno Nacional ha utilizado “casi en silencio” casi todos sus $ 3.600 millones  en DEG.

http://www.panorama.com.ve/politicayeconomia/Preven-mediano-impacto-de-las-sanciones-al-oro-20181103-0012.html