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Venezuela Has 20 Tons of Gold Ready to Ship. Address Unknown

  • Lawmaker claims Russian airplane has come to whisk it away
  • Gold accounts for much of the country’s remaining hard assets
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Venezuelan lawmaker Jose Guerra dropped a bombshell on Twitter Tuesday: The Russian Boeing 777 that had landed in Caracas the day before was there to spirit away 20 tons of gold from the vaults of the country’s central bank.

The claim set off a welter of social media speculation and outrage. When asked how he knew this, Guerra provided no evidence.