There are no big international companies left operating in Venezuela since the government expropriated operations in the state of Bolivar, according to Russ Dallen, managing partner of Caracas Capital Markets, who has been tracking investments in the South American nation for almost three decades.

Trump will probably target “the national guard and the army generals that are kind of overseeing the gold mining and the wildcatting in the region,” Dallen said in a telephone interview from Miami. “There’s no law and order, it’s beyond the Wild West.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-01/trump-s-venezuela-gold-sanctions-seen-targeting-generals