Latin America

Guyanese Government Promises Protection for Workers Laid Off Due to U.S. Sanctions on Rusal

Guyanese Government Promises Protection for Workers Laid Off Due to U.S. Sanctions on Rusal

The fallout continues due to the United States Treasury Department’s decision to sanction Oleg Deripaska and Rusal, as 200 workers soon to be separated from their jobs at a Rusal contractor have turned to the Guyanese government for assurances regarding the severance...

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Sanctions Against Rusal Lead to Cessation of Bauxite Shipments from Guyana

The unintended consequences of United States sanctions upon Russian business interests continue, as German shipping group Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG. cites U.S. Treasury Department sanctions levied against U.C. Rusal as the reason it has been forced to suspend its business with Guyana. In a statement sent to Reuters, Oldendorff said it plans to […]

Sources Say Argentina on Verge of Long-Term Exemption to U.S. Aluminium Tariff

According to rumors seeping out of last weekend’s Summit of the Americas, Argentina is soon to be the recipient of a carve-out to U.S. President Donald Trump’s blanket 10-percent tariffs upon imported aluminium. Per unnamed sources, the two countries’ governments struck an agreement allowing for such an exception, though the parties have yet to iron […]

Pair of Independent Investigations Find No Pollution by Alunorte

Norsk Hydro A.S.A. reported the findings of two reviews of the ongoing situation at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A.’s (Alunorte) refining plant, both of which confirm the company’s contention that the plant released no toxins during a flooding event several weeks ago. The two reports, of which one was a review by an internal […]