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By: Adam McEniry. Founder & Lead Consultant. McEniry and Co. Canada. As a moderator for the Canadian Institute of Mining’s (CIM) Stakeholder Dialogue Session I’ve facilitated a number of discussions, most recently on the margins of the 2014 PDAC conference in Toronto. Whatever the specific topic; be it concerns over the construction of a pipeline, […]

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11 February / Resource Nationalism

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By Don Clarke. CES. Canada. During the last mining cycle metal prices hit all time record highs, which rewarded producers and also aided smaller companies listed on public exchanges with the opportunity to raise millions of dollars in capital to finance the exploration for new deposits around the globe. Over the past five years creeping […]

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By Adam McEniry Publicly stated arguments are often only what’s on the surface of conflicts over mining development. More complex underlying geopolitical issues and hidden agendas can also be at play. I have come across this on several projects in the Latin America and Asia. “Tip of the iceberg” concerns are those plainly expressed in […]

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5 December / Ambientalistas?

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Por: Loreto Cubillos.  BIRSA, Panamá. Recuerdo una vez en el lobby de un Hotel in Toronto donde accidentalmente conocí a una novia bastante pasada de copas, al parecer se había perdido y vagaba en busca de su despedida de soltera.  En el medio de su confusión escuchó mi conversación con el recepcionista del hotel, a […]

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By Don Clarke, CES.  Canada. Most miners know our sector has immense social/political challenges, issues and risks as many mining projects throughout the Americas have been stalled, hobbled and stopped from advancing to the next stage of development as a result of not properly managing social and political risks.   I often say to clients that […]

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