Otto links to Tico with the story of how Infinito Gold is being blocked from mining in Costa Rica. This gets a mention here because Infinito is the new name of Vannessa Ventures, which was briefly in charge of the Las Cristinas gold deposit in Venezuela. If they can’t mine Costa Rica, their main asset is their arbitration claim against Venezuela, listed on the company Web site as an “advanced project.” Advanced in age, certainly — the 2001 expropriation remains in arbitration, nine years later.