Maduro says Venezuela signs $4.5 bln mining deals, gives no details

martes 16 de agosto de 2016 19:28 GYT

CARACAS Aug 16 (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday that Venezuela had signed $4.5 billion in mining deals for investment in the South American country's southern mineral belt, but did not say who the deals were with or for what projects.

Maduro said he expected $20 billion in mining investment contracts to be signed in coming days. (Reporting by Diego Ore; Editing by Sandra Maler)