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Court halts Guatemalan nickel mine

Monday, July 22, 2019

Guatemala’s constitutional court has upheld a request from indigenous campaigners to suspend operations at one of the largest nickel mines in Central America, in a battle over the facility’s environmental impact.

The mine, known as Fenix, is owned by a company headquartered in Switzerland and with large operations in Russia and Ukraine. It had lain dormant for decades before being reopened in 2014. The Guardian reports.