Latin America

Jamaican Government Plans Merger of Clarendon Alumina and Jamaica Bauxite Mining, With Stock Exchange Listing to Follow

Jamaican Government Plans Merger of Clarendon Alumina and Jamaica Bauxite Mining, With Stock Exchange Listing to Follow

Jamaica’s government announced earlier this week its intention to combine Clarendon Alumina Partners (CAP) and the Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited, followed by listing the resulting organization on the country’s stock exchange. Jamaican Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague told local media...

Events

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 […]

Hydro Challenges State Tests Finding Heavy Metal Pollution at Alunorte Alumina Refinery

Though immediately challenged by Norsk Hydro, a Brazilian federal government study says that the waters in the vicinity of Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A.’s (Alunorte) refining plant show elevated levels of heavy metals. In comments to domestic media Wednesday, public health researcher Marcelo Lima of Brazil’s Health Ministry organ Evandro Chagas Institute said that […]

U.S. Trade Reps At Negotiating Table with E.U., Australian, and Argentinian Reps Over Trump Aluminium Tariffs

A top trade official in the Trump Administration told a United States legislative committee that the executive branch is discussing exclusions to the blanket 10-percent aluminium tariffs with trade representatives from the European Union, Australia, and Argentina, and indicated that talks may soon open with the government of Brazil. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer made […]