BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia's military chief says the country's second-largest rebel band has kidnapped five gold mining workers in a northern province. They include a Canadian, two Peruvians and two Colombians.
Gen. Alejandro Navas tells The Associated Press that the five were seized today by two dozen rebels of the leftist National Liberation Army in the Bolivar state municipality of Norosi.
The rebel band known as the ELN has continues here
UPDATE: We now have word that it's Braeval (BVL.to), not CLB.v that's the victim. Apologies for any inconvenience caused and words will be exchanged with your humble scribe's Colombia contact forthwith.
UPDATE 2: Here's the BVL.to NR
...we get more posts at MOMN. Ten entries today and counting.
- In its 2011 year end report, published March 2012, JAG forecast production of between 150,000 and 160,000 ounces of gold.
- In its 1q12 report, published May 2012, JAG forecast production of between 120,000 and 130,000 ounces of gold.
- In its 2q12 report, published August 2012, JAG forecast production of between 110,000 and 120,000 ounces of gold.
- In its 3q12 report, published November 2012, JAG forecast production of between 100,000 and 110,000 ounces of gold.
Or put another way, JAG didn't meet its "full year 2012 production target", it met an end December target that it set in November.
Or put another way, the management team may have changed but the corporate policy of obfuscation and utter bullshit at JAG remains 100% intact.
Or put another way, WHEN WILL THESE FUCKWIT JUNIOR MINING COMPANIES STOP LYING TO THE WORLD?
Or put another way, do us all a favour JAG and just...
The Can of Corn drops Tahoe Resources (THO.to) (TAHO) from its 2013 Focus List, lowers target from $34.50 to $28
...the US Dollar (USD) index, weeklies:
It would seem that the collapse of modern society has been temporarily delayed, due to lack of interest.
That's 453,934 oz Ag and looks better. However, there still seems to be a ways to go on efficiency.
...the gold/platinum ratio:
Here's the report from Guatemalan newspaper 'Siglo21', here's the translation:
14 Jan 2013
The minister of government, Mauricio López Bonilla, said that the people responsible for the disturbances on Friday night in San Rafael Las Flores come from the Mataquescuintla and Santa Maria Xelapán areas of Jalapa and are connected with narcotrafficking and assassinations.This is not the first time that actions against the mine, subsidiary of Tahoe Resources, have occurred. On November 19th 2012 a mob set five vehicles and a mine truck on fire and stole a large quantity of explosives on the Mataquescuintla road towards San Rafael.According to López, this group may be involved with the recent events. He also said that they are involved in narcotrafficking and assassinations. "They have guns and explosives, they are people accused of murders and we have already tried to enter the zone with search warrants last year, but to no avail", he said.The minister said that this case deserves special treatment, which will focus in pursuing these armed groups. However, he emphasized that in Mataquescuintla there is little police presence."They are terrorists"President Otto Pérez said that these acts come from terrorists groups. "One thing is to be against an economic activity such as mining, another is to commit acts of terrorism", he said.
Permitting & Project UpdateThe final permit required for exploitation of the Escobal project was not received in 2012 as anticipated. "The Company was notified by the Guatemalan government in the first quarter of 2012 that all legal requirements for approval of the exploitation license have been met. The Guatemalan President and the Minister of Energy and Mines have reassured us that the license is forthcoming," said Ron Clayton, Tahoe''s Chief Operating Officer.
This was the introduction section to IKN193, out yesterday: