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A week has passed and everyone has had time to process the results of the Presidential elections. But as businessman and public officers wait to see how AMLO’s policy pledges will evolve, conjecture about the future of mining in Mexico remains unclear. In the meantime, as new mining projects emerge around the world, the industry and consumers demand fair trade, increasingly focusing mining on ethical matters.

This week, Mexico Mining Review sat down with Fernando Pérez, Executive Director of new stock exchange BIVA to discuss the implications of its creation and how it’s going to benefit Mexican companies.

Ready to get on with the mining update? Keep reading!

 

Mining and Politics:

AMLO won a landslide victory with 53.5 percent of the vote, effectively ending the PAN-PRI presidential duopoly. What is the outlook for mining under the new President and most importantly, what is the industry asking for?

The Chilean Undersecretary of Mining, Pablo Terrazas, meets with representatives of The Bank of China, to evaluate the possibilities of developing Chilean mining together.

The International Center of Dispute Settlement (ICSID) receives claim over illegal mining in Colombia. The country may face arbitration on the matter.

 

 Projects and More Projects:

 

 

The Gold Mountain project is causing controversy in the French Guyana. The 8km2 open-pit mine, to start operating in 2022, is feared to represent an environmental disaster. Will La Montagne D’Or be developed?

New mining projects in Mexico? Read about what Mc Ewen Mining, Sierra Metals and Orla mining, among others, have planned for the country!

 

Industry Challenges:

 

Ethics can be challenging in mining. But when it comes to supplying to jewelers, it is increasingly important as consumers are ever more aware of sourcing and demand fair trade.

Changes in supply chain across multiple industries demand fair trade and mining is no exception. New certifications strive to respond to a demand for ethical goods by emulating agriculture and forestry standards.

Regarding the digital revolution and mining, industry leaders gathered at the Cisco Mining Summit in Chile to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by technological innovation and automation.

Dust suppression is a significant issue to consider in mining, usually addressed by irrigation. But as water use to control dust is a costly solution, alternative systems are considered to tackle the problem.

For more mining news, keep reading

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