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Gold is increasingly becoming lifeblood for Venezuela’s government

Deep in the Venezuelan jungle, a state-sponsored network of gangs are fighting over gold mines, torturing, mutilating and murdering miners to keep control. Complicating matters, Nicolas Maduro is using the lucrative mines as a financial lifeline. Gianna Aponte reports.

Gold is increasingly becoming lifeblood for Venezuela’s government

Deep in the Venezuelan jungle, a state-sponsored network of gangs are fighting over gold mines, torturing, mutilating and murdering miners to keep control. Complicating matters, Nicolas Maduro is using the lucrative mines as a financial lifeline. Gianna Aponte reports.

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