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To central bankers, these deaths are just collateral damage of currency market rigging

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Buried Alive: Young Liberians Risk All in Deadly Mines

By Zoom Dosso
Agence France-Presse
via Yahoo News, New York
Sunday, May 17, 2015

DARK FOREST, Liberia -- Peter Kollie was digging for gold in the forests of southeastern Liberia when the deep shaft he had carved out of the earth collapsed, turning into a dark, airless tomb.

Obama seeks to keep U.S. veto at IMF as China's influence is expanded

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By Andrew Mayeda
Bloomberg News
Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Obama administration has signaled it won't jeopardize the U.S. power to veto IMF decisions to achieve its goal of giving China and other emerging markets more clout at the lender, according to people familiar with the matter.

Peru is another rich country insisting on being poor and pockmarked

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11:56a ET Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

National Public Radio today broadcast and published a long report about the environmental devastation done by wildcat gold miners in Peru, a phenomenon common throughout the part of the developing world that has mineral resources:

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/05/17/398765777/who-did-th...

Koos Jansen: World Gold Council continues to underestimate Chinese gold demand

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9:45p ET Saturday, May 16, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The World Gold Council, gold researcher and GATA consultant Koos Jansen reports today, continues to vastly underestimate gold demand in China. Jansen's commentary is headlined "SGE Withdrawals vs. WGC Demand, Q1 2015" and it's posted at Bullion Star here:

China Times (Taipei): China could crash US dollar with 30,000 tons of gold

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By a Staff Reporter
China Times, Taipei, Republic of China
Friday, May 15, 2015

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150515000004&c...

China has the ability to crash the unstable US dollar with 30,000 tons of gold reserves, says Chinese economic observer Jin Zihou.

Digital currencies: A gold standard for bitcoin

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By Henry Sanderson
Financial Times, London
Friday, May 15, 2015

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/38d02382-f809-11e4-962b-00144feab7de.html

New exchange will pressure London bullion banks, Maguire tells TF Metals Report

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2:45p ET Friday, May 15, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

On GoldSeek Radio, London trader Maguire describes efforts to expose metals market rigging

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8:30a ET Friday, May 15, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

India's gold imports top 100 tons for second straight month

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Looks like people don't need their government's help in "monetizing" it by turning it into paper. To them it is already money.

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By Vrishti Beniwal
Bloomberg News
Friday, May 15, 2015

With economy faltering, QE4 will burst bond bubble, von Greyerz tells KWN

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1:10p ET Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

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