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Top lithium producer Albemarle, union in Chile reach agreement, ending strike

Sep 15 2021

SANTIAGO Albemarle Corp, the world's top lithium producer, said on Wednesday it had reached a labor contract deal with a union at its Atacama salt flat plant, ending a month-long strike that had inflamed tensions between workers and the company.

Chile indigenous group asks regulators to suspend lithium miner SQM's permits

Sep 13 2021

SANTIAGO Indigenous communities living around Chile's Atacama salt flat have asked authorities to suspend lithium miner SQM's operating permits or sharply reduce its operations until it submits an environmental compliance plan acceptable to regulators, according to a filing viewed by Reuters.

Union at Albemarle Atacama plant rejects new contract offer, strike continues

Sep 13 2021

SANTIAGO A Chilean union at Albemarle Corp, the world's top lithium producer, said on Monday it had rejected the company's latest labor contract offer, leaving workers to continue a walk off that has extended for more than a month.

Lithium producer Albemarle says Chile output on track despite strike

Sep 07 2021

SANTIAGO, Sept 7 Albemarle Corp, the world's top lithium producer, said on Tuesday it has maintained output from its Chile operations despite an ongoing strike by one of the company's four unions in the South American nation.

Haiti former first lady calls for help in unraveling husband's murder

Aug 31 2021

The widow of Haiti's slain President Jovenel Moise called on the international community to help track down those responsible for gunning down her husband in a late night raid by suspected mercenaries at the couple's home in July. | Video

Uncertainty reigns as Chile presidential election enters home stretch

Aug 24 2021

SANTIAGO Chile's presidential race kicked off on Tuesday after the last candidates registered late the evening before for a contest to determine who will usher in a new constitution and confront social upheaval in the world's top copper producer.

UPDATE 1-Chile's SQM sees Q2 earnings jump on higher lithium prices, demand

Aug 19 2021

SANTIAGO, Aug 19 Chilean miner SQM, the world's No. 2 producer of lithium, said on Thursday its earnings jumped in the second quarter as demand for electric vehicles soared, boosting its sales volumes and the price for the coveted battery metal.

Shareholders of Chile's Itau Corpbanca approve $1.1 billion capital increase

Jul 13 2021

SANTIAGO Shareholders of Chile's Itau Corpbanca voted on Tuesday to approve a capital increase of $1.1 billion to underpin the lender's growth in the South American nation.

Chile begins down uncertain road to writing new constitution

May 17 2021

SANTIAGO (Reuters) -Chile's long-standing political parties were reeling on Monday following their bruising defeat in an election for delegates to rewrite the constitution that sowed doubts over their future as well as the fate of the country's free-market model.

UPDATE 5-Chile markets plunge after government hammered in constitution vote

May 17 2021

SANTIAGO/LONDON, May 17 Chile's markets plunged on Monday after voters propelled leftist and independent groups to victory in an election over who will draft a planned new constitution, a major blow to the center-right ruling coalition that fared far worse than expected.

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