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Venezuela says will not renew expiring mine deals

MARACAY, Venezuela, June 24 (Reuters) - Venezuela will not renew any mining concessions after they expire as part of efforts to restructure the sector, the country’s Mines Minister Rodolfo Sanz said Wednesday.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has increased state control over mining and other sectors of the economy as part of his socialist revolution. (Reporting by Enrique Andres Pretel; Editing by John Picinich)

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