Glencore’s Antapaccay mine suspends operations over community blockade

Glencore’s Antapaccay mine has been expanding production since late 2012. (Image by Golda Fuentes | Flickr Commons)

Antapaccay copper mine in Peru, controlled by Glencore, on Thursday announced the suspension of operations due to a road blockade by local communities, said the miner in a statement.

The mine near the city of Espinar in the Cusco region is the sixth largest copper producer in Peru, accounting last year for 8.8% of Peru’s total copper production.

(By Marco Aquino and Aislinn Laing)


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