The 2016 Mining Arc decree marked a milestone in the mining history of Venezuela. This report shows the status of some important socio-environmental variables within the Mining Arc space, and analyzes their link with mining through a preliminary spatial analysis. In a “geographic information system” (GIS), we integrate documentary, statistical, cartographic, thematic data and satellite images, taking into account their potential relationship with mining activity.
The Mining Arc is the arrogant and defiant public manifestation of the will of a “failed state” to survive at the expense of looting the patrimony of the Venezuelan nation.
It especially highlights the violent events, the presence of irregular armed groups, the participation of the Venezuelan Armed Forces and the spatio-temporal behavior of diseases such as malaria. The sources of technical, scientific and testimonial information cover the period between 2016 and 2020.
Read the full report in English published by SOSOrinoco in February, 2021: Characterization and Analysis of Some Key Socio-Environmental Variables in the Orinoco Mining Arc.