Newmont Mining's planned takeover of one of Latin America's biggest gold producer, Goldcorp, with assets in Chile, would create the world's largest gold miner, but received mixed reactions from analysts.
Most unions at the coal operation in south Chile rejected the company's offer and voted to strike, potentially postponing the blasting.
In addition to expectations of less gold and silver production, the miner also mulls closing its Arcata mine in Peru.
The fuel was sold at the same construction site of Mexico City's doomed airport project, according to the president.
The modification allows, for example, induction courses to be taken remotely, making it easier for suppliers and workers to operate at mines.
Fiscal challenges will restrict government participation, and as the private sector cannot yet fill the gap, lawmakers must focus this year on forging partnerships and vehicles that will boost investment in 2019.
Junior exploration companies in the mining sector raised US$143mn in equity financing deals aimed at Latin American assets in 4Q18, with projects in Ecuador and Mexico the main targets.
Work is expected to accelerate in 2019 on US$8bn in mining investment projects, while others may add their weight to the companies making outlays.
BNamericas talks to the Americas director of Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Brian Glynn, about the country's links to the region.
Brazil is one of the largest and most promising telecom markets in the world, but heavy taxes and outdated legislation prevent it from realizing its full potential.
As 2018 draws to a close, we take a look at what made the headlines in the ICT industry this year and what we can expect as outcomes for the next.
From its first foray into concession packages to the debut of an infrastructure fund, authorities in the country are looking at kicking off a long-term plan that would entail tendering US$2.2bn in concessions in 2019.
BNamericas looks at the plans of Brazil's three largest iron ore producers for 2019 and beyond.
Brazil is one of the largest startup markets in the world in terms of the number of companies, but is it enough? How many startups actually succeed? Where does most venture capital come from and where is it mostly applied? And above all, what are the perspectives for this segment in 2019?
The five biggest Peru silver producers look to be on track for a strong 2019 despite lower prices.
Hugo Cruz speaks to BNamericas about an initiative to encourage lending by banks for investment in rooftop photovoltaic systems.
The Canadian company is eyeing an early-2019 construction start at the silver-gold project, which could become its lowest cost Mexican mine.
BNamericas takes a look at some of the public infrastructure projects expected in Mexico next year, as well as the uncertainty that still remains regarding opportunities for private sector participation.