The president of the Presidential Commission for the Mining Arch and deputy to the National Assembly, Américo De Grazia, denounced this Friday that Nicolás Maduro is the “chief of the gold plunderers”.
De Grazia highlighted that “the Mining Arc has become a flagrant violation of human rights, what the indigenous people, the Pemón people and the natives of the Gran Sabana bear.”
“The Mining Arch of death is affecting the life of Venezuelans and the Amazon (region),” he added.
“Since 2006, there have been 48 killings in the south of the country. The last one was in Ikabarú, where at least eight people died, including a national guard,” De Grazia said.
Furthermore, the deputy to the National Assembly said that currently “the dictatorship is replacing prans (Gang leaders) with terrorists in Venezuela because they trust more their political leanings to guarantee their presence in power and this is in exchange for the looted minerals.
“The scourge of terrorist groups was first documented in November 2017,” he added.
The parliamentarian also stated that “Nicolas Maduro Guerra, son of the dictator Maduro, is exploiting (mining) coltan.”