Latin America

UN Calls Upon Venezuela To Crack Down On Illegal Bauxite Mining

UN Calls Upon Venezuela To Crack Down On Illegal Bauxite Mining

The United Nations is calling upon the Venezuelan government to crack down on illegal bauxite, diamond, and gold mines in the country, saying such illicit operations are run by criminal gangs who mistreat and murder mine workers. According to a UN report,...

Events

Tariffs On Brazil Aluminium Imports Still A Possibility: Trump

Though praising the country’s executive, United States President Donald Trump did not indicate that he would back down on planned aluminium and steel tariffs against Brazilian exporters to the US. Trump was queried by reporters late last week at a dinner at Mar-a-Lago between himself and Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro by reporters regarding the possibility […]

Blaze At Albras Halts Aluminium Smelting At One Of Four Potlines

An electrical fire late last week at Norsk Hydro’s Albras Alumínio Brasileiro S.A.’s (Albras) in Brazil has shut down one of the plant’s four production lines, and the firm has yet to reveal a timetable for the resumption of smelting on the line. Hydro says the fire started for as-yet-undetermined reasons on Friday morning local […]

“Unrest” In Guyana Prompts Rusal’s Sudden Exit

Citing unrest and sabotage, Russian Federation aluminium giant U.C. Rusal shut down operations in Guyana yesterday, leaving over 300 employees without a job. In a press release, Rusal said yesterday that several incidents in the recent past have pushed them to the inevitable. “As a result of serious illegitimate actions that have gone beyond the […]

Production Resumes At World’s Biggest Alumina Refinery In Brazil: Norsk Hydro

Norwegian aluminium giant Norsk Hydro ASA said on Saturday that power has been restored to Mineração Paragominas S.A. (Paragominas bauxite mine), allowing a return to normal production levels at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte alumina refinery). Return to production at Paragominas came ten days after power was cut to the mine. Hydro confirmed […]