It’s official: Mexico has a new President. And the biggest impact from the elections for miners is the return of self-exiled union leader Napoleon Gómez to take a position in AMLO’s government as a member of Congress. Find out about the implications of AMLO’s Presidency for miners here. In another headache for mining giant Grupo México, it comes under renewed attack for the 2006 Pasta de Conchos mine collapse in Coahuila and the ASF names it as one of the companies allegedly avoiding paying mining rights.

Also this week, how is deep-sea mining progressing and what will be its impact on Mexico?

Don’t forget to take a look at this week’s interview of the week with Salvador García, Director General and COO of Starcore International Mines. He talks about the intricacies of working in states with little mining history and gives his opinion on the distribution of the Mining Fund.

Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Source: Flickr

Ready to dig in? Here’s your weekly roundup!

 

NAPO RETURNS?

Controversial figure Napoleon Gómez poised to make a comeback to Mexico after AMLO’s election win. Find out more about why miners are wary of the former union leader here.

After 12 years, the bodies of the 65 trapped workers in the Grupo México Pasta de Conchos mine collapse still haven’t been recovered.

Gómez also invited leaders of 250 international trade unions to visit Mexico this week to serve as witnesses for the elections.

TAXES AND CONCESSIONS

A new report finds that 80 percent of the land in Guanajuato state is concessioned for mining activities.

ASF indicates that 59 mining groups and companies allegedly evaded payment of mining taxes.

ALLIANCES AND NEW PROJECTS

Mining Suppliers Trade Association Canada: “Mexico needs Canada more than ever.”

Mining giants Goldcorp and Minera Frisco sign an agreement to carry out joint exploration work in Zacatecas.

Kootenay announces option agreement with Capstone for La Mina project.

Hawkeye Mining has renewed its interest in lithium projects in Mexico and the US.

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