Given the 18.4% fall in reserves, it suggests consolidating exports of lithium and gas

The reduction in exports and remittances from abroad led to a fall of 18.4% of Net International Reserves (NIR) in 2020. In a context marked by the resurgence of Covid-19, the trend will continue to fall in 2021; it suggests that lithium's industrialisation and the opening of new gas markets consolidate.

Inti Raymi denounces the judicial obligation to pay 21 workers, and the right to defence is restricted

The Inti Raymi Mining Company (Emirsa) made a public statement denouncing that the courts are forcing it to hire 21 workers who are not working, and said that in a recent ruling a court limited their right to defence. Emirsa explains that five years ago, it closed down its production activities because the deposits were exhausted, and since then it has only been working on environmental closure. During this time the company has paid over Bs 21 million ($3 mn) in wages to workers despite not working.