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Chile regulator says lithium miner SQM compliance plan adequate, appeals lower court decision

15 Jan 2020

SANTIAGO Chile's environmental regulator on Wednesday defended in court its approval of a plan by top lithium miner SQM to remediate damage to the Atacama salt flat, appealing a lower court decision to scrap the agreement and setting the stage for a new and prolonged legal battle.

UPDATE 2-Chile regulator says lithium miner SQM compliance plan adequate, appeals lower court decision

15 Jan 2020

SANTIAGO, Jan 15 Chile's environmental regulator on Wednesday defended in court its approval of a plan by top lithium miner SQM to remediate damage to the Atacama salt flat, appealing a lower court decision to scrap the agreement and setting the stage for a new and prolonged legal battle.

Chile regulator says lithium miner SQM compliance plan adequate, appeals lower court decision

15 Jan 2020

SANTIAGO, Jan 15 Chile's environmental regulator appealed a lower court decision that struck down a $25 million plan by top lithium miner SQM to remediate damage it caused to the Atacama salt flat, according to court filings on Wednesday, setting the stage for a new and prolonged legal battle.

Copper output slumps at Codelco, BHP's Escondida in November

07 Jan 2020

SANTIAGO Copper output slumped at Chile's state miner Codelco and BHP's sprawling Escondida mine in November, according to Chile state copper agency Cochilco, amid a turbulent month of riots and mass protests that rocked the mineral-rich South American nation.

UPDATE 2-Copper output slumps at Codelco, BHP's Escondida in November

07 Jan 2020

SANTIAGO, Jan 7 Copper output slumped at Chile's state miner Codelco and BHP's sprawling Escondida mine in November, according to Chile state copper agency Cochilco, amid a turbulent month of riots and mass protests that rocked the mineral-rich South American nation.

Chile's December exports rise slightly, copper down: central bank

07 Jan 2020

SANTIAGO Chile's export revenue crept up 1.3% to $6.64 billion in December, the central bank said on Tuesday, even as the value of copper shipments slipped in the world's top producer of the red metal.

Chile's president sends Congress plan to slash health care costs after protests

05 Jan 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Sunday announced a plan to overhaul the country's public health care system, the latest in a series of measures aimed at quelling the demands of protesters who took to the streets two months ago.

Chile must prosecute police, army for violence against protesters - U.N.

14 Dec 2019

GENEVA/SANTIAGO Chilean police and soldiers used excessive or unnecessary force to quell recent demonstrations, committing serious human rights violations including unlawful killings and torture that should be prosecuted, the United Nations said on Friday.

Chilean lawmakers reject move to impeach President Pinera over rights abuses

12 Dec 2019

SANTIAGO Chilean lawmakers on Thursday rejected a bid to oust President Sebastian Pinera over allegations he failed to safeguard human rights during weeks of deadly riots, a small victory for the embattled leader as he pushes for reforms to quell protesters' demands.

Chilean lawmakers censure ex-interior minister over rights abuses

12 Dec 2019

SANTIAGO Chile's Senate voted on Wednesday to strip a former interior minister of his right to hold public office, saying he failed to prevent human rights abuses by security forces during days of violent protests.

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