Concessions will be analyzed for potential irregularities and to avoid possible community conflicts, mining undersecretary Francisco Quiroga says.
Canadian companies operating in Chile, Peru, Guatemala and Mexico provide updates.
The Mexican steelmaker says it will be forced to freeze US$200mn in capex and cut jobs unless the government restores the lapsed import duties.
Vancouver-based companies active in Peru, Chile and Mexico issue financing and appointment updates.
The Brazilian iron ore giant said it plans to invest almost US$400mn to increase the share of dry processing in its production and consequently reduce the use of dams in its operations.