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  • Chinese copper firms in Zambia abusing workers, rights group says

     
    Human Rights Watch report: Chinese-run copper mining companies in Zambia routinely violate labor laws and regulations intended to protect workers’ safety and their right to organize, according to a report released Nov. 3, 2011 by Human Rights Watch.
  • A 'miracle' in Chile, but mining accidents are often tragedies across Latin America

     
    If the remarkable rescue of 33 miners trapped in Chile for 69 days was a "miracle," as some have dubbed it, other mining accidents in recent years have had less happy endings, claiming dozens of lives in Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Though...

    Checking in on Chile: Pinera taps copper fund

     
    Chile is still actively recovering from the magnitude 8.8 earthquake of Feb 27. Roads, infrastructure, and the wine and oil industries continue to rebuild. On Thursday, the Justice Ministry announced a plan to declare any missing person officially dead if...

    Company pulls out of controversial Pebble Mine project

    WASHINGTON Global mining giant Rio Tinto is pulling out of the Pebble Mine project in Alaska, the latest blow to the controversial plan to build an open pit mine in the best wild salmon stronghold in the world. Rio Tinto said Monday that it will donate...

    Banks and miners help push UK's FTSE to three-week highs

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top equity index hit its highest level in around three weeks on Friday, boosted by gains in sectors seen as among the most sensitive to an upturn in the global economy, such as banks and miners. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index...