Latin America Mining News

Tahoe reports civil unrest from outsiders at its Guatemala’s Escobal silver mine

Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources Inc. said Wednesday construction activities on the power line for the Escobal silver project in Guatemala were disrupted by a mob intent on forcing the company to end construction.

Canada’s B2Gold to lead $1.1 billion merger with CGA Mining

Latin American-focused Canadian miner B2Gold said Wednesday it will buy CGA Mining for $1.1 billion to gain access to the Masbate mine, the largest operating gold project in the Philippines.

Chile and Peru join forces to bring back foreign mining investment

They don’t often see eye-to-eye, but representatives of the Chilean and Peruvian governments have agreed to work together to attract declining investment to their copper mining sectors, and also increase their respective production.

Endeavour Silver soars after Bolanitos mine drill results

Shares of Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX:EDR)(NYSE:EXK) were up almost 2% at $9.87 Tuesday after it announced drill results from its Bolanitos mine in Guanajuato State, Mexico.

Minera IRL Ltd Discovers New Mineralized System at Don Nicolas Project, Argentina

Minera IRL Limited ( TSX:IRL) (AIM:MIRL) (BVL:MIRL), a Latin American-focused gold mining company, is pleased to announce the discovery of a significant mineralized system at Choique, approximately one kilometre from the Martinetas Vein Field, at the […]

Inmet Mining to make $112 million bid for Petaquilla Minerals

The Toronto-based company said the bid of 48 cents per share in cash represents a 37% premium at the close of Petaquilla's trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Anti-mining protests take a toll on Peru’s foreign investment

Instead of the lauded $6 billion in mining invested forecasted for 2013 earlier this year, SNMPE says the country’s sector will attract about $4 billion.

Colombian guerrilla attacks BHP coal mine

An alleged unit from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, blew up Tuesday heavy equipment at the Colombian coal mine Cerrejon, in the northern province of La Guajira, part owned by BHP Billiton.

Agnico Eagle is spending $158 million on Mexican project

The company says it expects construction costs to be about $158 million for the project and that commercial production will begin in the second half of 2014.

Baja Mining's partners indecisive on further funding for Mexico project

Canadian Baja Mining (TSX:BAJ) shareholders continue to be anxious about the future of the company’s flagship Boleo project in Mexico, as its South Korean partners were unable to decide on the second stage of financing for the copper-cobalt-zinc mine development, the miner said Tuesday.

Chile’s Codelco kicks off $3.5 billion copper mine expansion

Chilean state-own Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, began construction of the access tunnels to the new level of its El Teniente copper mine on Tuesday.

Peru lifts state of emergency over Conga mine

The Peruvian government confirmed it will end Monday a state of emergency imposed in early July in the country’s northern region, where violent protests against Newmont Mining's (NYSE:NEM) controversial $4.8 billion Conga project left five dead and dozens injured.

Chile's Codelco 1st half profit falls 31 percent

The world's largest copper company Codelco said the average price of copper dropped 14 percent from last year.

Condor's Soledad project receives community approval for upcoming drill program; AGM results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2012) - Condor Resources Inc. ("Condor" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CN) is pleased to announce that the Company has received unanimous approval for the proposed drill program from the communities surrounding the Company's 100% owned Soledad project. The approval followed the information workshop presented to these communities on August 23rd.

Galway Resources Ltd. closes $10 million credit agreement

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Galway Resources Ltd. (GWY: TSX-V) ("Galway") is pleased to announce that it has satisfied the conditions precedent

Continental Gold receives an environment permit to begin construction of an underground tunnel and road at its Buritica project

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2012) - Continental Gold Limited (TSX:CNL)(OTCQX:CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received formal approval for the modification of its existing Environmenta...

Conga remains key for Newmont

Newmont Mining's (NYSE:NEM) $4.8 billion copper-gold project in Cajamarca Peru remains as one of the company’s priorities, but further development will be done on a very measured basis, told MINING.com the company’s head of communications, Omar Jabara.

Mexican army and police break protest at Excellon's la Platosa mine

Close to 100 soldiers and officers of the Mexican Army and Federal and state police agencies broke through a peaceful protest taking place in front of the La Platosa mine, owned by a subsidiary of Canadian Excellon Resources, Inc. (TSX:EXN), according to a news flash by Mining Watch.

Eco Oro shares plunge on Colombian mining agency ruling

Shares of Eco Oro Minerals Corp. (TSX:EOM) plunged over 50% on Tuesday to $94 cents in early trade after Colombia’s national mining agency scrapped most of its concession on environmental grounds.

Chavez told to ‘forget oil’ and boost the country’s gold industry

The president of Venezuela's national mining chamber (Camiven), Luis Rojas, called the country leader Hugo Chavez to boost the local gold industry, as bullion production levels are close to historic lows.

Peru abandons Newmont’s $4.8 billion Conga

The Peruvian government has thrown in the towel on Newmont Mining's (NYSE:NEM) controversial Conga mine as the nation's prime minister announced Monday evening the $4.8 billion copper-gold project is now on the back burner.

Brazil halts ruling on use of mercury in gold mining

Brazil’s new regulations on gold mining in the Amazonas State that limit, but don’t outlaw the use of mercury, has scientists and activists up in arms.

Latin America's China addiction: China's soft landing impacting regional growth

Over the past decade, many Latin America countries have experienced phenomenal economic growth as a result of one of the greatest commodity booms of all time.

And it's over: Anglo and Codelco make peace

The heated legal battle between Anglo American and its Chilean adversary Codelco has finally come to an end as the parties announced Thursday that they've reached an agreement.

First Majestic reports revised NI 43-101 technical report

Shares of First Majestic in Toronto rose 4.7% to $18.69, after the announcement.