Title

GameChangers 2019: Illegal Mining, Latin America’s Go-To Criminal Economy

Author Information

James Bargent
Cat Rainsford

Date of Publication

2020 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Illegal Mining

Keywords

Illegal mining, Latin America, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, criminal economies, gold mining, gold deposits, gold trade

Description

“The criminal, economic and political dynamics behind illegal gold rushes this past year in Venezuela and Ecuador were very different. But both countries illustrate the same trend: that illegal mining has become the fastest growing criminal economy wherever there are deposits to exploit."

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GameChangers 2019: Illegal Mining, Latin America’s Go-To Criminal Economy

“The criminal, economic and political dynamics behind illegal gold rushes this past year in Venezuela and Ecuador were very different. But both countries illustrate the same trend: that illegal mining has become the fastest growing criminal economy wherever there are deposits to exploit."