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Latin America News Digest
Thursday 17 August 2017
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The indefinite labour action involves 56 unions, which are protesting a government’s proposed reform they see as "anti-workers".

Lithium needed for rechargeable batteries used in high tech devices and electric cars might soon be extracted from calderas surrounding dormant supervolcanoes.

They are protesting against expansion plans by Zandor Capital, a subsidiary of Canadian-based Gran Colombia Gold, and also in opposition to Bill 169

Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.

The pilot project is taking place at the Gabriela Mistral mine

The Vancouver-based miner seems to be handling the situation well, as officials announced Wednesday that balance sheets "remains strong"

Researchers worked out a way for a canola oil polymer to trap mercury metal, mercury vapour and organo-mercury compounds

The junior miner wants Toronto’s Roscoe Postle Associates and Perth’s GR Engineering Services to undertake a Preliminary Economic Assessment of its Diablillos silver-gold project

SEF Canada is launching “Clean Gold Community Solutions” in Ecuador

Chalkstone was born out of counter-insurgency tactics used by troops in Afghanistan, but its unique methodology is now being used by miners, which can map-out power structures and counter the potentially crippling risk of strikes and political opposition.

The mine, which began producing in May 2014, has suffered a series of technical problems in its ramp-up phase.

Miner said country offers more favourable conditions to start new projects than Chile, where Antofagasta has majority stakes in four copper mines and has just opened a new one — Antucoya.

A federal court in Argentina has ruled that the country's Supreme Court should evaluate the government's request to suspend operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine

The researchers say the realization of a stable and atomically thick two-dimensional diamond material is still forthcoming

The Indigenous groups demand urgent action against 160 mines whose activities -they say- are contaminating rivers, ravines, and the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta

An explosion at an illegal gold mine in Colombia has killed six security contractors who were working for Continental Gold (TSX:CNL).

Vancouver-based Candelaria Mining was allowed to continue exploration at the Caballo Blanco gold project

Local businesses have joined a general strike started six days ago by at least 10,000 artisanal and ancestral miners

For the three months to June 30, silver production totalled 14.5 million ounces, a 12% rise from last year, while gold output was 223,000 ounces, up 2.7% from a year earlier.

Glencore (LON:GLEN) has placed a multi-million-dollar bet on copper by investing just over US$21 million (GBP 16.16 million) into Brazilian copper producer Paranapanema (PMA).

Company will make a decision on the plan in August.

In an exclusive Critical Resource Q&A, leading mining entrepreneur Ross Beaty gives his investment tips, puts the boot in on the Trump agenda, and calls for more renewables and less consumption to avoid ecological collapse.

Bigger-than-expected shareholder support in Vale SA's stock conversion plan could lead the world's No. 1 iron ore producer to accelerate the listing of common shares in Brazil's strictest market segment and lure a boarder base of investors.

The Peruvian giant is focusing on extending the working life of the Yanacocha gold mine

Dos Santos International conveyor technology established an environmentally friendly method of conveying bulk materials simply by its advanced design.

Brazilian newspaper had claimed BHP was selling its stake in the Samarco iron ore mine to its partner Vale.

Expansion project has the potential to increase gold production and extend mine life at Mexico's Los Filos, one of Latin America’s largest gold operations.

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