Despite reports of kidnappings and intimidation, Canadian explorer Minaurum Gold says it has witnessed only a marginal worsening in security in the Guerrero gold belt, home to its Vuelcos del Destino project, and problems have not undermined miners' interest in the area.
BNamericas looks at the latest price downgrades on a commodity that has lost 65% of its value over the past 15 months.
CEO Paal Kibsgaard said the oilfield services firm expects E&P spending to drop by over 30% in North America in 2015, compared to 15% for the rest of the world.
BNamericas talks with sulfuric acid specialist Thierry Tran about the impact that new smelter emission standards in Chile and Peru will have on the region's sulfuric acid industry.
Canadian miner Panoro Minerals is banking on copper project Cotabambas in Peru's Apurímac region to tap financial markets, says CEO Luquman Shaheen.
US insurer MetLife entered Chile's pension market in 2013 through the purchase of AFP Provida, and took great pains to avoid losing the pension fund's clients as a result of the deal.
Inversiones La Construcción has become a large player in several of Chile's financial services sectors, as well as a key pension and insurance actor in Peru.