Juan Andres Abarca

Mining and Infrastructure Senior Writer, Chile Bureau  in BNamericas

Juan Andrés Abarca joined BNamericas in 2010. He started covering financial services, to then move to the infrastructure and water sectors, and later to the mining and metals sector, which he now covers, focusing on Chile. He has a dual BA degree in history and political science from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

7575 articles written by Juan Andres Abarca:

Colombia's Cajamarca says no to mining

The people of the western Colombian town of Cajamarca, in Tolima department, have overwhelmingly voted in favor of banning open pit mining in the area. More than 6,100 people voted in favor of the ban on Sunday, while only 76...

Mining in Chile: How good is Chile's environmental evaluation system?

Chile's environmental evaluation service rejected the US$2.5bn Dominga iron ore-copper mining project, proposed by local group Andes Iron. While environmental groups have long been opposed to the project, citing its potential...

Junior roundup: Hot Chili, PepinNini, SAIS, Luna Gold

Australia's Hot Chili has arranged a private placement of up to Aus$13mn (US$9.9mn) via an unsecured convertible note structure. The funds raised will be used to pay the company's outstanding US$6.5mn loan facility and to provide...

What is the future for Kinross Gold's La Coipa?

With Canadian miner Kinross Gold deciding to suspend operations at its Maricunga mine (pictured) in Chile last year, following water issues at the mine, the prospects for Kinross to continue operating in the country have diminished,...

Junior corporate roundup: Maxtech, TriStar, Alset, NRG Metals

Vancouver-based Maxtech Ventures entered into an arms-length agreement to acquire two additional manganese prospective mineral claims totaling 20,000ha in Brazil, bringing its exploration claims in the country to approximately 40,000ha...