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Chile anniversary rallies turn violent as churches burned, police fire tear gas

12:26pm IST

SANTIAGO Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in the central square of Santiago to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests that left over 30 dead and thousands injured, with peaceful rallies on Sunday devolving by nightfall into riots and looting. | Video

Chile lithium miner SQM says to slash water, brine use at Atacama

09 Oct 2020

SANTIAGO, Oct 8 Chilean miner SQM said late Thursday it would immediately slash its use of both fresh water and lithium-rich brine from Chile's Atacama salt flat in a push to reduce the overall impact of its operations. The announcement comes two months after SQM lost a high profile legal battle that forced it to begin again on a plan to make amends for over-pumping brine from the environmentally sensitive Atacama. The salt flat is home to nearly one-quarter of the world's current supply of lithium, a key ingredient in the batteries that power electric vehicles.

How a Chilean raspberry scam dodged food safety controls from China to Canada

06 Oct 2020

SANTIAGO In January 2017, Chilean Customs inspectors acted on a tip from a whistleblower: The country’s prized crop of raspberries was under threat.

UPDATE 1-Chilean regulators file charges against state-run ENAP over Quintero pollution crisis

25 Sep 2020

SANTIAGO, Sept 24 Chile´s top environmental regulator on Thursday filed charges against state energy company ENAP over allegations its Quintero port facilities emitted air pollution that may have sickened hundreds during an incident in 2018.

Chilean regulators file charges against state-run ENAP over Quintero pollution crisis

24 Sep 2020

SANTIAGO Chile´s top environmental regulator on Thursday filed charges against state energy company ENAP over allegations its Quintero port facilities emitted air pollution that may have sickened hundreds during an incident in 2018.

Exclusive: Lithium giant Albemarle locks horns with Chile over reserves data

10 Sep 2020

SANTIAGO Albemarle, the world's largest lithium producer, is locked in a feud with Chilean regulators over how it calculates its reserves of the ultralight metal, a potential risk to its plans to ramp up production.

Chile lithium producer SQM posts record sales, profits plagued by low prices

21 Aug 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean miner SQM achieved record second-quarter sales of lithium even as low prices ravaged profits, the world's No. 2 producer of the metal used in electric car batteries said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Chile lithium producer SQM posts record sales, profits plagued by low prices

21 Aug 2020

SANTIAGO, Aug 20 Chilean miner SQM achieved record second-quarter sales of lithium even as low prices ravaged profits, the world's No. 2 producer of the metal used in electric car batteries said on Wednesday.

Indigenous groups in Chile's Atacama push to shut down top lithium miner SQM

15 Aug 2020

SANTIAGO Indigenous groups in Chile´s lithium-rich Atacama salt flat, fresh off a resounding legal victory earlier this week, said on Friday they will push to see top lithium miner SQM´s environmental permits revoked and its operations shut down.

Exclusive: Chilean regulator preps sweeping Atacama review as it abandons SQM legal battle

13 Aug 2020

SANTIAGO Chile's environmental regulator has withdrawn from its legal battle to defend a compliance plan by lithium miner SQM that it approved last year, according to a filing seen by Reuters, a decision that could prove a major setback as the miner seeks to ramp up output of the coveted battery metal.

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