Antofagasta: are you really pleased to see us?

Antofagasta: are you really pleased to see us?

Report on the Antofagasta plc AGM, London, 24 May 2017 By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network 1. This year, London Mining Network hosted a visit by Lucio Cuenca, Director of Observatorio Latinoamericano de Conflictos Ambientales, (OLCA, the Latin...
NEW REPORT on Antofagasta in Chile launched

NEW REPORT on Antofagasta in Chile launched

New report highlights allegations of corruption, environmental damage and water depletion around Latin America’s largest mine waste tailings dam, owned by British miner Antofagasta, released the week of their 2017 London AGM. Read the full report here. London Mining...
Antofagasta: is it hiding something?

Antofagasta: is it hiding something?

Since the Antofagasta AGM in London on 18 May the dangers posed by its El Mauro tailings dam have been covered on Russia Today TV’s Going Underground programme, along with London Mining Network’s views on what the UK Government needs to do to pressure...
Antofagasta: still rattled?

Antofagasta: still rattled?

by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network One of Antofagasta‘s main claims to fame is the enormous El Mauro tailings dam above the small town of Caimanes in northern Chile, a town of some 1600 people (or 2000 if you include the mining company’s...
FIGHTING THE MINING GIANT SPEAKER TOUR: 15-21 MAY 2016

FIGHTING THE MINING GIANT SPEAKER TOUR: 15-21 MAY 2016

Antofagasta Minerals is a mining giant that runs the Pelambres open-cast copper mine in Chile. For almost a decade, the community of Caimanes in northern Chile have argued that the company has deprived them of a vital resource and fundamental human right: water....
Protests and lawsuits dominate Antofagasta AGM

Protests and lawsuits dominate Antofagasta AGM

Report on the AGM of Antofagasta plc, London, Wednesday 20 May 2015 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network Antofagasta plc is clearly rattled by the protests and legal challenges around its Los Pelambres copper mine in Chile, because company Chairman...
Update on Antofagasta and the community of Caimanes, Chile

Update on Antofagasta and the community of Caimanes, Chile

Tension continues in Caimanes, Chile, as local people continue protests to try to ensure that Minera Los Pelambres, owned by London-listed Antofagasta plc, complies with a court ruling last October ordering it to restore the natural flow of water in the Pupio valley....
Community rises against Antofagasta in Chile

Community rises against Antofagasta in Chile

Photo: Alvaro Badillo RESIDENTS OF LOS CAIMANES, CHILE, REACH 40 DAYS OF MOBILIZATION TO DEMAND THAT MINING MULTINATIONAL ANTOFAGASTA MINERALS COMPLY WITH CHILEAN LAW Eye witness account from Caimanes, Chile, by Elif Karakartal; translation by Ali Sargent. On October...