Bolivia has been working to forge closer ties with countries including Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela and Cuba after its relationship with the US soured.
Companies operating in Ecuador, Peru and Argentina publish updates on their exploration programs.
Exports of copper, precious metals, zinc, lead, iron ore and molybdenum all gained through the first half as miners shipped more metals to take advantage of strong prices.
Companies active in Brazil, Peru and Guyana provide updates.
The Brazilian steelmaker is looking to offload operations in Portugal and Germany.