Three South American executives resign from Barrick

Canadian Barrick Gold (NYSE, TSX: ABX) announced Thursday three of its South American executives have resigned, Reuters reports.

Guillermo Calo, president for South America, along with Robert Mayne-Nicholls, the general director of operations, and Rodrigo Jimenez, the regional vice-president for corporate affairs, have quit the unit.

Calo, an Argentinian, started with the company last July.

Earlier in April, a Chilean court suspended Barrick's $8 billion Pascua-Lama project, which lies on the border of Chile and Argentina.

Mining industry sources have claimed the mountainous project was poorly managed.

Related: Chilean court halts Barrick’s contentious Pascua-Lama project

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