Latin America

Mining workers at Antamina copper mine in Peru have decided to proceed with a proposed strike from Monday, after talks with management ended inconclusively.   Antamina labour union (SUTRACOMASA) secretary general Jorge Juarez told Reuters that the union is not inclined to hold further talks that delay their plans to…
Three of the 12 mining workers, who were trapped after a coal mine collapsed in the north-western state of Antioquia, Colombia, have died.   Authorities are now investigating how the mining workers died, whether it was due to inhaling toxic fumes, or the explosion inside the mine due to a…
Anglo American has started shipping first the iron ore produced from its Minas-Rio project in Brazil to customers in China.   The company has begun shipments of more than 80,000t of iron ore for the pellet feed market on a chartered vessel from the export terminal at the port of…
Canada-based Kinross Gold has signed a deal with Fortress Minerals, a division of the Lundin Group, to sell its 100% stake in Aurelian Resources and the Fruta del Norte (FDN) project in Ecuador for $240m.   Of the total amount, Fortress will pay $100m to $190m in cash and the…
Another mine spill has been reported in Mexico, which has poured around 11,000t of toxic material into the country's rivers.   The incident occurred at the Two Gentlemen's gold-silver mine in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa, when waste pollutants leaked out into the Chupaderos stream that flows into the…
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