The number of protests against mining and other extractive industry operations fell in December.
The latest news from junior mining companies operating in Argentina, Mexico and Peru.
Three Toronto-based companies report gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc production at operations in Mexico, Peru and Brazil.
A review at Ascendant Resources' recently acquired El Mochito zinc mine seeks to identify immediate opportunities to raise output.
Buenaventura, which saw gold production fall for a seventh straight year in 2016, is counting on its Tambomayo project to help increase gold and silver output this year.
Canadian mining companies Aura Minerals, Red Eagle Mining and Evrim Resources provide operating updates.