Maduro Defends Gold Sales As Us Tightens Sanctions: 'venezuela Has The Right To Sell What It Produces.' -- Puppet Masters -
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro insists that national gold exports should continue despite sweeping US sanctions targeting the industry. It comes after the UK refused to release around $550 million in gold owned by Caracas. "Venezuela has the right to sell what it produces. We are moving forward with the plan on gold output as the new source of prosperity," Maduro stated, as cited by media, after the meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday.