The Bloody Grab for Gold in Venezuela’s Most Dangerous Town

With free rein from Maduro, the military cuts a violent swath through the failing state. Dispatches from ground zero, El Callao

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Apr 9, 2018 · 8 min read
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Jose Ramon Brito, father of Carlos Alfredo Brito, and aunt Iliana Marino visit the 27-year-old’s grave two weeks after he was shot. ‘He didn’t even keep a knife in his truck to peel fruit,’ his father said. Photo: Manaure Quintero/Bloomberg

By Andrew Rosati

In Venezuela’s gold capital, national guardsmen block the roads. Military convoys and motorcycles circle…

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