Venezuelan gov't takes over Loma de Níquel mine
"The State will take control" of the mine "through Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa)," said CEO Carlos Dini
"We already made the transfer to the Venezuelan State through records and all documents," as appropriate, CEO Carlos Dini said on the telephone.
"The State will take control" of the mine "through Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa)," he elaborated. As a matter of fact, "today, they are operating the site."
Dini commented that the State refrained from taking over the company "with liabilities." Hence, "we are paying the whole staff off."
He recalled that Anglo American worked for 20 years in Venezuela. "At the beginning, we were in the exploration stage of the mine. However, we would run it for 12 years. President Hugo Chávez opened the company."
With reporting by Mariela León
María Fernanda Astudillo is a store analyst for Alimentos Polar working at the company's facilities in La Yaguara. At only 23 years of age, she has made a career in that company where she has worked for the last six years. Now, besides her responsibilities, which include overseeing shipping/receiving and warehousing of goods, she is taking part in the roundtable discussions among the other companies operating in the La Yaguara industrial park, the Government and the workers exploring possible ways of coping with the order to expropriate the land.