BNamericas provides a roundup of the most important mining news in Latin America.
Premier Gold Mines plans to lift throughput at the recently acquired Mercedes gold mine in Mexico, partly through development of the Diluvial deposit.
Leagold Mining aims to lift production and reduce costs at the Los Filos gold mine in Mexico, which it is in the process of acquiring from Goldcorp, at the start of an expansion to become a intermediate Latin American gold producer, CEO Neil Woodyer tells BNamericas.
The latest news from junior mining companies operating in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.
Operations continued to be limited by a strike at Cerro Verde, Peru's largest copper mine, after labor negotiations broke down.
Minera Escondida president Marcelo Castillo began the process of restarting operations at the world's largest copper mine, but expressed regret at the union's decision to invoke article 369, which will force the company to adjust its plans for the Chilean operation.
The state, a mining and metals powerhouse, also reported strong output and export figures for last year.
Vancouver-based mining exploration companies Salazar Resources, Calibre Mining and Canasil Resources provide operating updates.