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The March 2013 GDP number is subject to revision, apart from that we're good:
If you want to know how fast Peru is growing, look no further than electricity demand. Data from here and here.
2008 to present:
As much as a note to self than anything else, just thought some of you may want to see it, too.
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...the gold/silver ratio:
Which is climbing. So the new pecking order of metal love in the world is copper over gold over silver. Poor old silver, can't get no respect.
What, he got you into that one, too? Oh dear...
Away from the soft-soap crap coming from the Tahoe Resources (THO.to) (TAHO) IR department and over in the real world (thanks to continued diligent coverage of the issue from Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing) we learn just what went on the day that guards at the THO Escobal mine shot protesters outside its gates. The head of security at Escobal, Alberto Rotondo (the same one arrested while trying to flee the country a couple of days later and the very same person that THO said hadn't been arrested or charged with anything at the time) is confirmed as arrested and now charged with several counts, including violence towards members of the population and tampering with a crime scene. According to recorded audio evidence offered to the court trying his case on Monday, he ordered the guards under his control to "Kill those sons of bitches" (exact Spanish phrase used "Maten esos hijos de la gran puta") seconds before same guards shot the protesters outside. After the incident he also ordered his people to clean up any evidence of the shootings at the scene and is also accused of altering a police report on the incident.
Full translation of this short report in the Argentine press this morning:
Salaries in Gualcamayo
The Mine Workers Association of Argentina (AOMA) has agreed with the company Minas Argentinas, subsidiary of Yamana Gold, to a salary increase of 30% for workers at Gualcamayo, located in Jáchal. The rise will be 20% from May 1st and the other 10% as from September 1st.
What mining engineers dream about:
Colombia's ELN terrorists today repeat: "Braevel (BVL.to) gives up its properties, we hand back Gernot Wober"
News from Colombia on the case of Canadian geologist Gernot Wober, held hostage by the ELN terrorist group since January 18th. The ELN today repeated the message of a few weeks ago, that Gernot Wober (often mis-spelled as "Jernoc Wobert" in Spanish press for some reason) would be released if Braeval Mining (BVL.to) handed back its mining concessions, or in ELN-speak, Colombia's government..., "...should speed up the return of the mineral titles to their legitimate owners, who are the traditional miners of that zone".
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