Brazil police crack down on gold smuggling on Venezuela border

Reuters | Dec 6, 2019 at 8:08 PM

Brazilian police launched an operation on Friday to break up a smuggling ring that it said had exported 1.2 tonnes of illegal gold bought since 2017 from wildcat miners in the frontier region between Brazil and Venezuela.

Venezuelan opposition to investigate report of wrongdoing by lawmakers

Reuters | Dec 1, 2019 at 11:43 PM

The lawmakers were involved in writing letters of support for a Colombian national, Carlos Lizcano, despite evidence of his ties to Alex Saab, another Colombian man who is under U.S. sanction for corruption associated with Maduro’s state-backed food distribution program.

Venezuelan opposition to investigate report of wrongdoing by lawmakers

Euronews | Dec 1, 2019 at 10:32 PM

Venezuela’s opposition on Sunday said it will investigate alleged wrongdoing within its ranks after a media outlet reported that a group of opposition lawmakers had unduly advocated for a businessman linked to the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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