Cecilia Jamasmie

Cecilia Jamasmie, news editor at MINING.com, has 20 years of experience in print media, TV, online media and public relations. She is particularly interested in Diamonds, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Latin American market. Cecilia has been interviewed by BBC News and CBC among others. She has also been syndicated by Forbes, Seeking Alpha and BIV and been a guest speaker at mining conventions, such as MINExpo 2016 and the World's Copper Conference 2018. She holds a Master of Journalism (MJ) from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and she is currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Mining industry affected by escalating social, economic and political issues: Deloitte

The global mining industry is facing intensifying social, economic and political challenges, which means companies must incorporate more complex scenarios into their strategic planning, says a new study from Deloitte. The report, titled Tracking the Trends 2012, warns of a “perfect storm” already hitting the mining industry.

Anglo American delivers first copper produced from controversial Los Bronces in Chile

Global mining giant Anglo American announced the delivery of the first copper produced from its $2.8bn expansion of its fought-over Chilean mine Los Bronces, amid signs that its battle with its state-backed rival Codelco could avoid the courts.

Chevron suspended in Brazil over oil spill

Brazil has temporarily banned Chevron from drilling in the country after it caused an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, raising doubts about the company’s role in one of the industry’s biggest investment programmes. Late on Wednesday, Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP) accused the U.S. company of negligence late on Wednesday, announcing it would suspend all of Chevron’s drilling until it clarified the reasons for a spill that released almost 3,000 barrels of oil into the sea earlier this month. Analysts believe that the Brazilian government is keen to make an example of Chevron as a warning to other foreign companies looking to take a share of Brazil’s pre-salt reserves, which are estimated to contain as much as 50bn barrels of oil.

Vale CEO seeks major reorganization of executive board‎

Fears over the direction of Vale, the world’s biggest miner of iron ore by volume, renewed this morning as the company’s CEO Murilo Ferreira announced late on Monday that he will submit to the Board of Directors a proposal for a new structure of the Executive Board. Investors have been particularly cautious of management changes at the miner since Brazil’s government helped push out Roger Agnelli, Vale’s former chief executive, at the end of his mandate in May. The company said that the restructuring aims to establish an operational model with clearly defined roles and responsibilities for each business unit.

Chilean Government urges Codelco to avoid court battle with Anglo American

Chilean Government urged state-owned copper producer Codelco and Anglo American Plc (AAL) to seek an out-of court resolution to a contractual dispute over the sale of a stake in Anglo’s mine and smelting assets in the country. Codelco's Chief Executive Officer Diego Hernandez sai today in a public event that while the company is prepared to negotiate with Anglo, the starting point of any discussions would be to recognize Codelco’s right to the full 49 percent stake.

Codelco chief says Anglo American risks future investments in Chile

Global miner Anglo American has risked its future in the world's largest copper producing nation by denying Chile's state-owned Codelco a 49 percent stake in its Sur unit, said Diego Hernandez, Codelco's chief executive on Thursday. Miguel Angel Durán, president of Anglo American’s Chilean operations, told a Chilean newspaper that the company wants to sit down with Codelco, the Chilean state mining company, and find a way to avoid years of litigation over Anglo’s Chilean assets. The copper giant is putting together a crack team of lawyers and financial advisers from Chile and New York to fight Anglo’s attempt to block it from exercising an option to buy half of Anglo’s Chilean copper assets for $6 billion. Anglo early in November sold 24.5% to Mitsubishi for $5.4 billion.