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Rafael Ramirez, former president of PDVSA, under investigation for corruption

Monday, April 3, 2017

Saving the Venzuelan Amazon

Venezuela is set to hand over 12% of the nation's territory in the upper headwaters of the Amazon to mining corporations, writes Lucio Marcello, with 150 companies from 35 countries poised to devastate the army-controlled 'special economic zone'. But resistance is growing, and a counter-proposal aims to protect the area's precious biodiversity, indigenous cultures and water resources in a new South Orinoco Mega Reserve. More…

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