• Venezuelans fighting the country's economic crisis are illegally mining gold to survive

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Venezuelans mining for gold fragments in national park that inspired Disney's "Up'.
    Constantly rising currency inflation means small amounts of gold are being used to pay for everyday staples.
    A UN heritage site famous for green tourism is now home to multiple mines.
    Venezuela's economic crisis has forced citizens living in a renowned national park into a drastic step - illegally mining for gold.
    The country's indigenous Pemon people, native to the region containing Venezuela's famous Angel Falls, have now left ecologically driven lives as tour guides in Canaima National Park to mine for...
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