Maduro says Venezuelan gold deposited in England is being “stolen”

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro asserted Wednesday that the gold his country has deposited in the Bank of England is being "stolen" in what he described as "21st century piracy."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "They are stealing Venezuela's gold reserves, which belong to the Central Bank of Venezuela, they do not belong to the Government, they belong to an independent institution (...) More than US$2 billion in gold, the gold bars deposited in the Bank of England," Maduro said in a government ceremony.

The British Supreme Court said Wednesday that it will rule "as soon as possible" on the case of access to Venezuela's gold deposited in England, whose authority is claimed by both the administration of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and the parallel team of opposition . . .

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