Bolivia (2007) – nationalization of zinc, silver and tin mines sold off by previous governments including Canadian miner, South American Silver's, 'Malku Khota' silverindium deposit as well as Glencore PLC's Colquiri tinzinc mine. Mongolia (2009) – An international .
Jan 29, 2013· There have been fireworks at Bolivia's Colquiri mine recently – and that's not figuratively speaking. In June, the country's government revoked Glencore International plc's (LON:GLEN) mining license in a labor dispute that sparked violent protests between salaried workers and independent cooperative miners fighting for control of the mine.
Can Bolivia Capitalize On Its Huge Lithium Reserves? ... Colquiri tin and zinc mine and South American Silver's Malku Khota silverindium mine. The nationalization of Malku Khota was justified ...
Sep 13, 2012· * Mine's 2012 tin concentrates production seen at 3,000 tonnes LA PAZ, Sept 13 (Reuters) A twoweek labor dispute between rival workers at Bolivia's secondbiggest tin mine has cost the ...
Nov 02, 2012· After the nationalization of TDE, Bolivia has also nationalized Glencore's Colquiri tin and zinc mine in order to increase its control over the mining industry. Electropaz's liquidity is considered adequate. The company's debt profile is manageable, with .
Sep 19, 2012· The dispute pits independent miners against those who work for a stateowned company at a zinc and tin mine called Colquiri, which was nationalized .
Apr 10, 2013· Already at present, mining taxes in Bolivia are the highest in South America and perhaps Latin America. For royalties (whenever there is a utility of 35%) in Bolivia, it is paid between 6% and 7%; in Argentina between 0 and 3%; in Chile, %; in Peru, 2%.
Nevertheless, Bolivia's historically marginalized indigenous population makes up the bulk of the approximately 79,000 employed – both formally and informally – in the mining sector. Their health and wellbeing, therefore, are closely tied to these activities. Mining sector health is not related solely to extraction issues.
"From expropriations in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Argentina to violent opposition in traditionally miningfriendly jurisdictions such as Peru and Chile, the rising political tensions pose a risk ...
Mining lithium in Bolivia has its own history of fits and starts. In the early 1990s, nationalist opposition reportedly led by Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, a wealthy holder of mining concessions who later became Bolivia's president, thwarted a plan by Lithco, a company, to tap the lithium deposits here.
Today Bolivia is the world's fourthlargest miner of tin (used mainly in soldering) and the seventhlargest producer of lead (used mainly in batteries). Glencore has loudly objected to the Colquiri expropriation and has demanded compensation for the 22 million it claims to have invested in the mine.
Indirect ownership of two smelting plants (the Vinto Metallurgical Complex and the Vinto Antimony Plant) and a tin and zinc mine (Colquiri Mining Center) through local subsidiaries Sinchi Wayra and Compañía Minera Colquiri
Apr 14, 2011· Mining Minister Jose Pimentel said staterun Bolivia Mining Corp (COMIBOL) would assume control of the mines if the concessions were rescinded, a move .
by centuries of mining are richer than most deposits in neighbouring Chile, Peru and Argentina. But decades of political instability mean that little of the countr y has been subject to modern mineral exploration. The countr y's only largescale mine is the San Cristobal mine, the .