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Bolivian miners resist Comibol restructuring plan

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 21 July 2017

Miners at Bolivia's state-owned Huanuni tin mine have halted production in a dispute over a planned restructuring of Bolivia's umbrella state mining company, Comibol, local news sources have reported.

A government proposal for the restructuring of Comibol has come under strong resistance generally from the mining sector in Bolivia, with workers unions believe the restructuring will result in a reduction of social benefits by governance under a public labour law rather than the general labour rules which provide current...

Bolivia reports weaker tin output in Q1

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 07 July 2017

Official statistics from the Bolivian Ministry of Minerals and Metals reveal a year-on-year fall in both mine and refined tin production in the country in the first quarter of 2017, with mine output falling 6.7% to 4,381 tonnes and refined metal production falling 14.1% to 3,809 tonnes.

The reduction in mine output can be largely attributed to a 37% year-on-year fall in production attributed to mining cooperatives to 590 tonnes during Q1, with reported state-owned mined output increasing by...

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