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Latin America News Digest
Monday 20 November 2017
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Mining giant is eying the 32% interest in SQM that PotashCorp is selling to fulfill China's regulators condition for the approval of the its friendly merger with smaller rival Agrium.

Changing glacier law intensifies Argentina’s pro-mining agenda; pipeline of $20 billion beckons as nation bets on extraction.

Miners' lawyers filed documents late Thursday requesting that the presiding judge suspend two civil suits from 2015 Samarco dam spill.

“We have a strong sense of urgency,” chief executive Andrew Mackenzie told reporters following the company’s annual general meeting in Melbourne.

The mine was located on a 2,800-metre high mountain.

Union leaders say that the arrival of 100 officers of the Mexican Armed Forces to the mine spurred the protesters' anger.

HSBC referred to the company as a “sector leader at a discount”.

According to the UN Environment Program's latest report, most of the 40 significant mine waste accidents in the past decade have involved dams or other storage areas that failed.

The mining veteran could face competition from internal candidates, including former head of UK gas company Centrica, Sam Laidlaw, who now sits on Rio’s board.

Move follows the reception of key permit — the signed Record of Decision (ROD) on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project.

Community protests had forced the firm to halt output at Uchucchacua last week.

Profit margins are expected to end significantly higher this year, and this trend to continue over the next two years, a study by S&P Global Market Intelligence shows.

The de-risking milestone is for the company's Sonora project in Mexico, expected to produce 35,000 tonnes a year of lithium carbonate.

World's biggest miner is getting ready to provide enough copper for the 140 million electric cars forecast by 2035.

Samarco JV iron ore mine in Brazil remains closed two years after deadly dam burst.

The state miner is seeking private-sector partners to develop and exploit its vast Maricunga and Pedernales deposits in the north of Chile.

Zinc major Nexa Resources up more than 12% since Friday's IPO.

Fura Gems aims to resume production at the mine within six months of the deal closure.

Third quarter results for the Brazilian miner, the world's top iron ore producer, show a 19 million tonne gap between sales and output.

The sale may be delayed for up to a year, a setback to efforts by the world’s largest iron ore producer to offload non-core assets.

Samarco said it would resume talks with two unions on Friday following Thursday meetings on the need to reduce staff to 1,135 from 1,735.

Sebastian Pinera, front-runner in Sunday’s election, was so frugal with funding during first term that Codelco that company’s debt levels jumped 84 percent.

More than in the past, the population is divided on whether globalization is a force for good or not.

The state-run firm also said that this year's output of electrolytic copper from its own concentrates will be 35,000 tonnes than the planned 401,000 tonnes due to an accident at its smelter.

Canadian gold miner provides an update on exploration activities completed to date in 2017.

Since President Mauricio took office in December 2015 and opened the country to foreign capital, Argentina has received more investment than any other country in the 'lithium triangle'.

Call options wagering on copper climbing above $10,000 a metric ton by Dec 2018 have started trading during past two weeks, with $4.5m spent by traders.

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