Due to weather conditions in El Loa province in northern Chile the company decided to activate the emergency protocol at the copper mine.
The Norwegian company, Brazil's largest alumina producer, is feeling the pinch of an 11-month partial stoppage at its most important asset in the country.
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.