• Peru launches crackdown on illegal gold mining in Amazon

    20, 2019018332The illegal gold rush in Madre de Dios, focused on extracting gold from alluvial deposits in river beds, was fueled by high prices for the metal during the 20092010 financial crisis.

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  • Illegal mining

    gold mining in Latin America is a particular concern because of the enormous rate of deforestation and environmental degradation (through mercury and other chemicals that are routinely used in gold mining) that accompanies it. Africa. Illegal mining is an ongoing concern across South Africa and the African continent.

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  • M23 Rebels in DRC Using Illegal Gold to Finance Rebellion

    10, 2013018332A report says rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are financing their campaign by smuggling out gold that ends up in the world's banks and

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  • Illegal Gold Mining Peru U.S. Agency for International

    Gold Mining. Illegal gold mining is the most lucrative illicit activity in Peru, surpassing coca and cocaine production in recent years. Illegal gold mining involves destructive processes that are devastating Peru's Amazon communities, forests and waters supplies. USAID works with local communities, Peruvian research organizations,

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  • Finance Ministry, SIGAR Seize 45kg Of Illegal Gold

    Ministry, SIGAR Seize 45kg Of Illegal Gold The Ministry of Finance with the help of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has seized 45kgs of gold that was due to be smuggled out of the country, the Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi said. Hakimi said the gold was worth at least 2 million USD.

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  • The Weekly How Tainted Gold May Have Ended Up in Your

    30, 2019018332Illegal gold is melted down and mixed with other gold at various points in the supply chain, masking its criminal origins. Like blood diamonds that finance warlords, this tainted gold

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  • Ending Illegal Gold Mining in Peru Finance

    01, 2014018332Ending Illegal Gold Mining in Peru. May 1, 2014. Soldiers, police and marines have begun destroying illegal gold mining machinery in Perus southeastern jungle region of Madre de Dios. Illegal mining accounts for about 20 percent of Peru's gold exports, but most miners are poor migrants from the Andean highlands.

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  • Peru's military tries to curb illegal gold mining in Amazon

    16, 2019018332The police and soldiers occasionally find machinery used by the illegal miners, and blow it up with dynamite. They also destroy metal tubing used to mine gold. Ernesto R225ez, a biology professor in the Peruvian capital of Lima, said it would take generations to

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  • As Gold Surges, So Does Illegal Mining Tied to Crime and

    13, 2019018332The gold rally fueled by the U.S.China trade war is unleashing a growing wave of illegal miners who are increasingly pushing into fragile environments that range from Latin Americas Amazon to

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  • Illegal Gold Mining in Peru COHA

    Peru, a major gold producer and exporter, is currently experiencing a surge in illegal gold mining. Most of the mining activities take place in the eastern province of Madre de Dios, but miners have also begun to establish their presence in the high Andean mountains.

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