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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...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -Peru’s copper production plunged 12.5% to 2.15 million tonnes in 2020, the country’s Energy and Mines Ministry said on Monday, February 8th, driven down by coronavirus-related restrictions that hammered output in the world’s second-largest producer...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian miner Vale SA and authorities in the state of Minas Gerais said on Wednesday, February 3rd, they have defined potential settlement terms regarding a 2019 mining disaster, with a source saying the deal...
RIO DE JANEIR, BRAZIL - (AFP) Authorities in Nicaragua called off the search for people trapped in the collapse of an unlicensed gold mine in the country's south. Two bodies had already been pulled from the debris, and up to...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) A mudslide in an unlicensed gold mine in Nicaragua trapped at least 10 workers Friday, December 4th, state-run media reported. Crews began work to try to rescue the miners after the accident in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s industrial production rose in February in sixteen of the 26 sectors surveyed by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), with an overall increase in industrial production...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque said the government is considering allowing mining activity in restricted areas such as indigenous lands and Brazil’s border areas, currently restricted to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Exactly one month after Brazil’s most deadly mining disasters, firefighters and volunteers still search for at least 131 people still missing under tons of mud left behind after a...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Mariana (MG) will not withdraw the lawsuit filed in the United Kingdom for damages suffered as a result of the 2015 rupture of the dam in...

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