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The lost world : diamond mining and smuggling in Venezuela

> Occasional Paper n° 16, November 2006

Venezuela, a country that annually produces an estimated 150,000 carats of diamonds, has officially exported none since January 2005. Although it is a member of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) for controlling rough diamonds, it has essentially dropped off the KPCS radar. Recent efforts to halt illicit mining in Venezuela have led only to violence and death. A combination of high taxes, ineffective currency controls and bureaucratic ineptitude has driven Venezuela’s diamond (...) read

date of on-line publication : 8 February 2007

AZZI Diego, HARRIS David Evan

ALBA Venezuela’s answer to free trade : the Bolivarian alternative for the Americas

> Occasional Paper n°3, Focus on the Global South and Hemispherical Social Alliance, October 2006

The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) represents the first attempt at regional integration that is not based primarily on trade liberalization but on a new vision of social welfare and equity. Alternatives are often either theoretical to the point of impracticality, or so micro that scaling up presents huge challenges. ALBA is both large-scale and, to an increasing degree, taking concrete shape. While many aspects of the project are still unrealized or only in the process of (...) read

date of on-line publication : 12 January 2007

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