The region's steel imports from China increased 5% in January-November last year, industry data show.
Companies report financing, asset acquisition and appointment updates relating to copper, gold and silver projects in Argentina, Chile, the Dominican Republic and Mexico.
In addition to expectations of less gold and silver production, the miner also mulls closing its Arcata mine in Peru.
With the move, the Brazilian iron ore miner wants to achieve 100% power self-generation in the country by 2030 using renewable sources of energy.
With a license in hands, Araguaia's construction is expected to last 31 months, followed by a six-month ramp-up, giving Horizonte the possibility to churn out in Brazil more nickel than Anglo American and Vale.
Companies operating in Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador published updates on developments at their projects.
The restrictions, on which the EU will vote on January 16, could affect seven types of steel that Brazil exports to the European trade bloc.