Latin America Mining News

Pacific Potash ready to feed Brazil

In 2012, Brazil imported 7.5 million tonnes of potash.

Numbers don’t lie: Aussie capex drops, mining boom is over

Capital expenditure in mining peaked last year, stabilized in the second half of 2012 and then plunged steeply in the March quarter, wiping almost $1.5 billion off Australia's quarterly output.

Australian miners to invest $140bn in Latin America, but region disappoints

The five main investment-grade markets — Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia— have been expanding below projections or showing signs of weakness.

US to prosecute 'bank of choice for the criminal underworld'

The low-lifes used a virtual currency to launder the money.

Vale receives new mining concession in Brazil

The company is obliged to produce 20 million tonnes of iron ore per year.

Brazil mulls sending more troops to stop illegal gold mining

It has already sent 25,000 troops to guard all border areas near Venezuela, Suriname, French Guiana and Guyana.

Esperanza Resources plans a 'big year'

Mexico's great mining legislation and great mining culture.

The commodities supercycle is 'not dead, just resting'

Delaying big new mining projects is a "self-serving" strategy: supply shortages will eventually drive prices back up.

Seafield announces granting and re-pricing of stock options

Progress towards a definitive feasibility study. TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 24, 2013) - Seafield Resources Ltd. ("Seafield" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:SFF) is pleased to announce the granting of options to Seafield's Senior Project Geologist, Richard Niels. Mr. Niels is res...

Barrick to assess implications of Chile's Superintendence of the Environment resolution

Barrick is fully committed to complying with all aspects of the resolution. TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 24, 2013) -

Chile imposes $16 million in fines to Barrick for environmental violations at Pascua-Lama

Besides receiving the highest possible fine under Chilean law, Barrick construction work has been halted.

Mining investment in Mexico to hit $8bn record this year

The country ranks fifth globally in terms of mining investment and fourth in exploration spending.

Rio Tinto, Vale condemned over resettlements in Mozambique

Firms accused of leaving thousands without proper homes, food or sources of income when resettling communities to make way for coal mines.

Glencore Dominican exploration refused by United Nations

“The environmental impact study is, according to our evaluation, incomplete and superficial.”

Six reasons why gold stocks will begin a huge rally

It’s been a tough road for precious metals but the path ahead has strong potential.

Chile is the world’s 3rd largest copper mining investment destination

Only behind behind Canada and Australia.

Commodity supercycle is essentially over: Citigroup

Group expects 2013 to be year in which “the death bells ring for the commodity supercycle after its duly noted sunset.”

Investor-friendly mining regulations coming to Ecuador says president

Hurry up the start of the Kinross Gold's $1.3 billion Fruta del Norte gold project.

Inca One Resources Corp. signs 5-year community agreement

Signed for surface rights at Corizona gold project and commercial mining permitting process well underway.

Kootenay Silver approaches milestone

Updated resource estimate on Promontorio silver project in Sonora, Mexico.

Mining investment up big in Peru

Big copper projects advancing towards production.

Got Jimblebar? Big 4 stack the odds against high-cost iron ore miners

BHP's new Jimblebar mine is only one of dozens of projects from the majors that could drive down iron ore prices significantly.

Placing bets on Colombia

Editor Paul Harris says some exploration projects in the the country are advancing to the mine definition stage.

Stashing cash in the world's tax havens

There's up to $32 trillion in the tax haven game.

Barrick shares slide again after Dominican Republic deal

The end to an 8-month dispute over its flagship Pueblo Viejo mine sees ABX stock retreat 2.3%.