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Maduro's 20-Ton Pile of Gold Is Stuck in Limbo in a Caracas Vault

  • The bars are weighed and ready to ship, sparking U.S. warning
  • Gold forms part of power struggle between Maduro and Guaido
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With 20 tons of gold stacked up for loading and shipping out of Venezuelan vaults, the mystery surrounding them -- and the saber-rattling they’re sparking -- is intensifying.

The Russian airplane that a Venezuelan lawmaker alleged was in Caracas to spirit the gold away left the country without it. But now a cargo plane has landed from Dubai, triggering a new wave of speculation that the gold is headed there instead.