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5:23p ET Thursday, February 23, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA's story has reached the mainstream news media in
Peru.

A major newspaper in Lima, El Comercio, published last
Sunday a long analysis of the suppression of the gold
price, citing not only GATA but also the studies
published by Sprott Asset Management of Toronto and
Credit Agricole's Cheuvreux brokerage house.

El Comercio's analysis concluded that Peru should
diversity its foreign exchange reserves into gold.

GATA has commissioned an English translation, which
is appended here.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

* * *

Analysis: The Manipulation of Gold

By Guillermo Arbe
El Comercio
Lima, Peru
Sunday, February 19, 2006

http://www.elcomercioperu.com.pe/EdicionImpresa/Html/2006-02-
19/impEconomia0458592.html

More and more specialists are recognizing that the gold market has
been controlled and manipulated by American and European monetary
authorities for at least a decade.

For a long time this has been an open secret, denied by those very
authorities.

Nevertheless, it is difficult for them to intervene massively in such
a large market without leaving tracks.

The first to point out the evidence was the Gold Anti-Trust Action
(GATA), which has been protesting since 1999. A year ago Sprott Asset
Management, a Canadian mutual fund, publicized a study on the
intervention ("Not Free, Not Fair: The Long-Term Manipulation of the
Gold Price," August 2004).

The most recent report has been by Cheuvreux Investment, a London
investment bank linked to Credit Agricole of France.

This explosive report ("Remonetisation of Gold: Start Hoarding,"
January, 2006) maintains that the United States and Europe have been
suppressing the price of gold through the sale and lending of their
reserves, through many concealed methods. In fact, Cheuvreux repeats
another open secret -- that central banks don't have the gold they
say they have. Out of 31,000 tons registered officially, Cheuvreux
estimates, between 10,000 and 15,000 tons have been leased out. This
gold in reality doesn't exist; it has been sold by the borrowers.

Cheuvreux also estimates also that without the gold supply of the
central banks, there would be a deficit in the market of 1,300 tons.
This equates to 50 percent of world production, an amount impossible
to cover at current prices.

After a decade or more of suppression, the price of gold is like a
compressed resource, ready to jump as soon as the central banks relax
their control. Some think that this loss of control has already
begun. Cheuvreux estimates that the gold price will be between US$600
and US$900 per ounce in the next years, with the possibility of
reaching US$2,000 "or more" if there were a crisis in the United
States.

Why would the central banks want to suppress the price of gold?
There are a series of reasons that all sum up to one: the wish to
eliminate gold's monetary role.

For a central bank, gold is a hindrance. It competes with fiduciary
money and impedes the central banks from having a monopoly over money
and absolute control over monetary politics.

The central banks maintain that gold is a "relic" with disadvantages
compared to fiduciary money, in particular the dollar. But gold has
two advantages: It has a value whether or not more is produced and
its value is not part of the debt of any government.

Fiduciary money, like the dollar, loses value in moments of crisis
and amid deterioration of the confidence in monetary institutions.
Then the monetary role of gold reappears.

It is argued that in the real world, the high debt of the United
States, its massive deficits, inflation, and excessive growth of the
money supply would bring about a resurgence of the monetary role of
gold and its value as a refuge, which could catapult its price even
further in the next five or six years.

The gold market has a considerable macroeconomic importance for Peru
because we are one of gold's major producers. Nonetheless there is no
culture of gold in this country. In times of inflation and crisis,
the refuge is the dollar. Today, with a weak dollar, the refuge would
probably be the euro.

It's difficult to benefit as individuals from a rise in the price of
gold. It's not easy to buy gold in reasonable quantities for small
investors. The majority of the large producers of precious metals --
in South Africa, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Mexico --
mint gold and silver money, and that is the extent to which they
permit common people to save or invest in precious metals. It would
be interesting if the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCR) began to
contemplate this possibility.

I have the impression that the politics of the BCR are influenced by
what they perceive other central banks are doing. And what those
other central banks have been doing is selling gold. But this is
changing. Now the central banks are beginning to buy gold,
particularly the central banks separated from the tutelage of the
U.S. Federal Reserve: China, Korea, Argentina, and Russia.

Gold makes up almost 4.4 percent of our reserves in Peru. By
comparison, the world average is 12 percent, and countries like the
United States, Germany, France, and Switzerland have more than 30
percent of their reserves in gold. So maybe it would be wise for the
BCR to line up with the global average. This would be a sensible
diversification at any time but it would be especially reasonable now
amid global monetary uncertainty. If we don't, again we will be far
behind global trends.

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5:09p ET Thursday, February 23, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA's story has reached the mainstream news media in
Peru. A major newspaper in Lima, El Comercio, published
last Sunday a long analysis of the suppression of the gold
price, citing not only GATA but also the studies published
by Sprott Asset Management of Toronto and Credit
Agricole's Cheuvreux brokerage house.

El Comercio's analysis concluded that Peru should
diversity its foreign exchange reserves into gold.

GATA has commissioned an English translation, which is
appended here.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

* * *

Analysis: The Manipulation of Gold

By Guillermo Arbe
El Comercio
Lima, Peru
Sunday, February 19, 2006

http://www.elcomercioperu.com.pe/EdicionImpresa/Html/2006-02-
19/impEconomia0458592.html

More and more specialists are recognizing that the gold market has
been controlled and manipulated by American and European monetary
authorities for at least a decade.

For a long time this has been an open secret, denied by those very
authorities.

Nevertheless, it is difficult for them to intervene massively in such
a large market without leaving tracks.

The first to point out the evidence was the Gold Anti-Trust Action
(GATA), which has been protesting since 1999. A year ago Sprott Asset
Management, a Canadian mutual fund, publicized a study on the
intervention ("Not Free, Not Fair: The Long-Term Manipulation of the
Gold Price," August 2004).

The most recent report has been by Cheuvreux Investment, a London
investment bank linked to Credit Agricole of France.

This explosive report ("Remonetisation of Gold: Start Hoarding,"
January, 2006) maintains that the United States and Europe have been
suppressing the price of gold through the sale and lending of their
reserves, through many concealed methods. In fact, Cheuvreux repeats
another open secret -- that central banks don't have the gold they
say they have. Out of 31,000 tons registered officially, Cheuvreux
estimates that between 10,000 and 15,000 tons have been leased out.
This gold in reality doesn't exist; it has been sold by the borrowers.

Cheuvreux also estimates also that without the gold supply of the
central banks, there would be a deficit in the market of 1,300 tons.
This equates to 50 percent of world production, an amount impossible
to cover at current prices.

After a decade or more of suppression, the price of gold is like a
compressed resource, ready to jump as soon as the central banks relax
their control. Some think that this loss of control has already
begun. Cheuvreux estimates that the gold price will be between US$600
and US$900 per ounce in the next years, with the possibility of
reaching US$2,000 "or more" if there were a crisis in the United
States.

Why would the central banks want to suppress the price of gold?

There are a series of reasons that all sum up to one: the wish to
eliminate gold's monetary role.

For a central bank, gold is a hindrance. It competes with fiduciary
money and impedes the central banks from having a monopoly over money
and absolute control over monetary politics.

The central banks maintain that gold is a "relic" with disadvantages
compared to fiduciary money, in particular the dollar. But gold has
two advantages: It has a value whether or not more is produced and
its value is not part of the debt of any government.

Fiduciary money, like the dollar, loses value in moments of crisis
and amid deterioration of the confidence in monetary institutions.
Then the monetary role of gold reappears.

It is argued that in the real world, the high debt of the United
States, its massive deficits, inflation, and excessive growth of the
money supply would bring about a resurgence of the monetary role of
gold and its value as a refuge, which could catapult its price even
further in the next five or six years.

The gold market has a considerable macroeconomic importance for Peru
because we are one of gold's major producers. Nonetheless there is no
culture of gold in this country. In times of inflation and crisis,
the refuge is the dollar. Today, with a weak dollar, the refuge would
probably be the euro.

It's difficult to benefit as individuals from a rise in the price of
gold. It's not easy to buy gold in reasonable quantities for small
investors. The majority of the large producers of precious metals --
in South Africa, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Mexico --
mint gold and silver money, and that is the extent to which they
permit common people to save or invest in precious metals. It would
be interesting if the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCR) began to
contemplate this possibility.

I have the impression that the politics of the BCR are influenced by
what they perceive other central banks are doing. And what those
other central banks have been doing is selling gold. But this is
changing. Now the central banks are beginning to buy gold,
particularly the central banks separated from the tutelage of the
U.S. Federal Reserve: China, Korea, Argentina, and Russia.

Gold makes up almost 4.4 percent of our reserves in Peru. By
comparison, the world average is 12 percent, and countries like the
United States, Germany, France, and Switzerland have more than 30
percent of their reserves in gold. So maybe it would be wise for the
BCR to line up with the global average. This would be a sensible
diversification at any time but it would be especially reasonable now
amid global monetary uncertainty. If we don't, again we will be far
behind global trends.

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http://www.cbs.marketwatch.com

http://www.mineweb.com/

http://www.gold-eagle.com/

http://www.kitco.com/

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http://www.moneyfiles.org/

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http://www.a1-guide-to-gold-investments.com/euro-vs-dollar.html

http://www.goldcolony.com

http://www.miningstocks.com

http://www.mineralstox.com

http://www.freemarketnews.com

http://www.321gold.com

http://www.SilverSeek.com

http://www.investmentrarities.com

http://www.kereport.com
(Korelin Business Report -- audio)

http://www.plata.com.mx/plata/home.htm
(In Spanish)
http://www.plata.com.mx/plata/plata/english.htm
(In English)

http://www.resourceinvestor.com

http://www.miningmx.com

http://www.prudentbear.com

http://www.dollarcollapse.com

http://www.kitcocasey.com

http://000999.forumactif.com/

http://www.golddrivers.com/

http://www.goldpennystocks.com/

http://www.oroyfinanzas.com/

Subscription sites:

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http://www.goldinsider.com/

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Toll Free:1-877-775-4826
Fax: 518-298-3457
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Discover) over the Internet:

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Holding number 50-08-58-L

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Kosares, proprietor of Centennial Precious
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GATA is a civil rights and educational
organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue
Code and contributions to it are tax-deductible
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