López Obrador raises complaints against private mining companies in Mexico

The president asserts that no new concessions will be granted to explore minieral deposits during his term of office and points out that some Canadian companies do not pay taxes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Executive's narrative of national sovereignty has reached the mining sector. This week, the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, lashed out against concessions to exploit mineral deposits held by mining companies.

"Our territory has 200 million hectares, and during the neoliberal period, they granted 120 million hectares for mining exploitation. When will they finish exploiting 120 million hectares? Well, why did they hand out so many mining concession titles?", said the President this Monday in his morning conference.

Since the beginning of his government, López Obrador has criticized the amount . . .

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