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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Argentine Chamber of Mining Entrepreneurs (CAEM) reported that the country’s mining output fell by 70% year-on-year in 2020 due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to state-owned news agency Télam, CAEM also said that small and medium-sized mining operations, which tend to be family-owned, saw a 40-50% fall in production.

In the Chamber’s view, certain “unjustified” restrictions that some provinces have imposed on mining operations are in part to blame for the lower output. Thus, the industry group encouraged regional governments to launch . . .

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