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Natalia A. Ramos Miranda

'On the edge': Chile copper production at risk as coronavirus bites

03 Jul 2020

SANTIAGO Chile's vaunted copper industry is nearing a tipping point as coronavirus explodes across the South American nation, mine workers and analysts say, laying bare the hidden costs of policies that have until now salvaged its output of the red metal.

Chilean mines minister sees 3.5% drop in copper output as coronavirus impact grows

26 Jun 2020

SANTIAGO, June 26 Chile's mines minister Baldo Prokurica on Friday cited figures projecting a decline in the country's copper output of 200,000 tonnes as a result of the growing impact of the new coronavirus on the industry.

UPDATE 2-Chile's Codelco halts Chuquicamata smelter and refinery amid coronavirus

26 Jun 2020

SANTIAGO, June 25 Chilean copper miner Codelco said on Thursday it was suspending refinery and foundry operations at its sprawling Chuquicamata division to prevent further spread of the new coronavirus.

Chile`s environmental watchdog hits Codelco with mining waste pollution claims

25 Jun 2020

SANTIAGO Chile's environmental regulator on Thursday said it had filed charges against state mining company Codelco over a 2016 tailings spill and river and estuary contamination at its Andina mine in a mountainous region near the capital Santiago.

Chilean copper miner Codelco hit by third COVID-19 death

24 Jun 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean state miner Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, on Wednesday reported the death of a third worker who had contracted the new coronavirus.

Chilean copper miner Codelco hit by third COVID-19 death

24 Jun 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean state miner Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, on Wednesday reported the death of a third worker who had contracted the new coronavirus.

Chilean copper miner Codelco hit by third coronavirus death - union

24 Jun 2020

SANTIAGO, June 24 Chilean state miner Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, reported the death of a third worker on Wednesday in an internal memo seen by Reuters, with the union federation saying the man had tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Chile's coronavirus cases climb past 154,000 in 100 days since virus landed

11 Jun 2020

SANTIAGO Chile on Thursday exceeded 154,000 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and 2,600 deaths, one hundred days after the outbreak began and with the health service straining under massive admissions numbers.

Workers at Chile´s Codelco threaten work halt to quarantine against coronavirus

10 Jun 2020

SANTIAGO Unionized workers at Chile's state-run Codelco, the world's largest copper miner, said on Wednesday they were weighing walking off the job at some sites in order to implement a self-imposed quarantine after one of their members died from COVID-19.

Workers at Chile´s Codelco threaten work halt to quarantine against coronavirus

10 Jun 2020

SANTIAGO, June 10 Unionized workers at Chile's state-run Codelco, the world's largest copper miner, said on Wednesday they were weighing walking off the job at some sites in order to implement a self-imposed quarantine after one of their members died from COVID-19.

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