Meanwhile, a new transmission line enters service that will connect over 16,000 homes to the national grid.
Gold miners in Brazil. Colombia and French Guiana published results from their exploration programs.
Precious metals, lead and zinc shipments drop sharply in 2018 following the closure and suspension of two of the Central American country's main mines.
Environmental enforcement agency Profepa is evaluating findings from three visits to the La Cieneguita gold-silver mine in Chihuahua state where a tailings dam collapse killed at least three miners.
Despite being one of the global leaders in bauxite supply, Brazil faces a serious threat of dismantling its primary aluminum industry. And even the prospect of a rebounding economy couldn't help the metal industry to reduce production bottlenecks in the country.
US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross says steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexico and Canada would be lifted if a revised Nafta trade deal is signed.
Companies announce a spin-out, earn-in agreement and power line progress relating to copper, molybdenum, silver, gold and ferronickel assets in Ecuador, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Brazil.