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INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Chairperson appointed in South American Silver arbitration proceedings

A chairperson has been appointed to the three-person arbitration tribunal in the international arbitration case between South American Silver (SAS) and the Bolivian government. TSX-listed SAS on Monday said it was a critical step forward in the...
5th February 2014
 
PEOPLE

South American Silver reappoints founder as president and CEO

Shares in Vancouver-based South American Silver (SAS) on Tuesday spiked after the company on Monday announced that founder Ralph Fitch had been re-appointed to the position of president and CEO, replacing Phillip Brodie-Hall. Brodie-Hall had...
4th December 2013
 
PERSPECTIVES

BOLIVIAN MINEWORKERS MARCH

These Bolivian mineworkers are seen commemorating the anniversary of the violent revolt of El Alto ten years ago, which arose from grievances over natural gas exportation and coca eradication. The conflict toppled the then president Gonzalo...
1st November 2013
 
SOUTH AMERICA

The state of mining in South America – an overview

South America: home of the greatest, most alluring, most deadly of mining legends – the myth of El Dorado, the golden one. Over the past 500 years, the con-tinent’s mineral riches, real and imagined, have stimulated amazing feats of courage,...
21st June 2013
 
South America

The state of mining in South America – an overview

South America: home of the greatest, most alluring, most deadly of mining legends – the myth of El Dorado, the golden one. Over the past 500 years, the continent’s mineral riches, real and imagined, have stimulated amazing feats of courage,...
21st June 2013
 
INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

South American Silver lands international arbitration funding agreement

Vancouver-based South American Silver (SAS), which early in May filed for arbitration against the Bolivian government over the cancellation of mineral tenements in 2012, has entered into a privileged arbitration funding agreement with a third...
28th May 2013
 
INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

South American Silver files proceedings against Bolivia government

Vancouver-based South American Silver (SAS) this week filed international arbitration proceedings against the Bolivian government after the company’s subsidiaries lost mineral tenements in that country in 2012. SAS said the international...
1st May 2013
 
SKILLS SHORTAGE

Bolivia mining exports seen falling 20%

Bolivia’s mining exports will likely decline by 20% this year, partly as a result of reduced private investments amidst regulatory uncertainty, experts say. “The value of Bolivian mining exports will probably fall around 20% in 2012,” says...
21st December 2012
 
MINING ENVIRONMENT

Bolivia faces struggle to revitalise image among mining community

In recent months, Bolivia has witnessed a spate of mining disputes, moves to nationalise and renationalise projects, and violence among protesting miners. Populist sloganeering and radical language has often been used to excuse instability and...
22nd October 2012
 
DEVELOPMENT RESISTANCE

Bolivian explorers released by project saboteurs

TSX-listed South American Silver (SAS) on Monday welcomed the confirmation that two of its Bolivian employees, Agustin Cardenas and Fernando Fernandez, and a local policeman have been set free. These were the last people to be freed following a...
9th July 2012
 
Legislative Environment

Rising resource nationalism in South America

In 2010/11 at least 25 countries increased or announced intentions to increase their government take of profits generated by the local mining industry through taxes or royalties, says advisory firm Ernst & Young’s yearly ‘Business risks facing...
15th June 2012
 
SILVER

Apogee eyes up to 7Moz/y from Bolivian silver mine

Silver prices could hit $50/oz in the next 12 months, Apogee Silver CEO Neil Ringdahl said in an interview on Tuesday. The company is reopening the second-biggest silver mine in Bolivian history at its Pulacayo deposit, and aims to produce five-...
19th October 2011
 
 
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