Chinese mining consortium enters into $480 million dispute against Ecuadorian government
In 2018, shortly after production began at the Rio Blanco mine owned by Ecuagoldmining, activists demanded the right to be consulted on continued operations. They subsequently obtained a court order to halt operations.
Argentina seeks new investments in the People’s Republic of China with its own mining model
Sabino Vaca Narvaja, Argentina’s current ambassador to China, stated at the China Mining fair that the Argentine government’s objective is for the country “to have its own mining model, with clear rules, predictability and legal security for large long-term investments from China.”
Peruvian communities, government, and MMG Ltd. sign truce to restart operations at Las Bambas
After several weeks of conflict at the “Las Bambas” copper mine, on June 9, the indigenous communities agreed to temporarily suspend their protest in order to guarantee the resumption of operations at the mine.
Alberto Fernandez met with representatives of the Zijin Mining Group
Argentina’s President, Alberto Fernández, met with representatives of the Chinese mining company Zijin Mining Group on March 22. The company is already constructing a lithium carbonate plant at the Tres Quebradas deposit, 170 kilometers east of Fiambalá, in the province of Catamarca, Argentina. The meeting was held to officially welcome both the representatives and the president of the mining company.