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US lawmaker says Guatemala mine closure could destabilize

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


A Nevada lawmaker is asking the Trump administration to work with the Guatemalan government to reopen the world’s third-largest silver mine, which he says provides economic and social stability to an impoverished region of the country.

“The threat to the operation of the Escobal Mine is unacceptable and poses serious risks to Guatemala’s economy, security and to U.S. interests,” Republican Rep. Mark Amodei wrote to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Friday.

Source: Daily Caller