Two issues caught the attention of the mining industry last week: the controversy generated by the modification of the Mining Fund and the consequences of the collapse of the Brazilian dam of Minas Gerais, which according to Bloomberg could change the global mining industry forever. In Mexico the Ministry of the Interior has assured families that it will establish a road map to rescue the bodies of the 60 people who died in 2006 in Pasta de Conchos (Coahuila).
In our Interview of the Week. Mexico Mining Review caught up with Hogan Lovells Partner Juan Torres-Landa. Hogan Lovells is an international law firm that has a sophisticated team with a deep knowledge of the local market. The firm works in various industries, including energy and natural resources, infrastructure and transportation. Torres-Landa spoke about the disconnect between the legislature and executive and what he expects for the Mexican mining industry.
Are you curious about the week in the mining industry? Read on …
- The Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission approved the proposed Pan American Silver acquisition of all shares of Tahoe Resources Inc.
- The Ministry of the Interior agreed on Monday with the families of the miners who died in the collapse of Pasta de Conchos (Coahuila) in 2006 to start working on a path to recover the more than 60 bodies that remain under the rubble of the mine.
- Media Luna will open Mina Capela in Guerrero.
- Agnico Eagle Mines will open a new project in Mexico.
- Brazil’s deadly dam collapse could force changes on the global mining industry.
- The Australian coal industry gets a jolt after climate change ruling blocks mine.
- The International Resource Panel calls for stricter environmental regulation for mining companies.