Labour disputes

Glencore’s Cerrejón mine suffers from labour disputes as the company battles other issues in Colombia.

Mining sanctions

Calibre, Mako and Condor Gold shrug off new wave of US sanctions on Nicaragua.

Quellaveco’s quandry

Anglo American and Mitsubishi to face scrutiny of environmental and labour standards at Quellaveco mine.

Green shoots

Argentina’s lithium industry continues to grow, despite the country’s economic woes.


Ore quality, water restrictions, and protests hit Codelco’s copper production.

State-owned lithium

Mexico establishes a state-owned company to extract and refine lithium.

Not digging it

Chile’s mining industry continues to suffer under Boric’s watch.

Arbitration in the Andes

In Chile and Ecuador, copper is causing controversy.

Resource nationalism

Chile plans to nationalise lithium mining.

Central America’s Cold War

As big powers fight for commodities dominance, scrutiny turns to Russia’s mining interests.