81% OF THE POPULATION OF LATIN AMERICA CONSIDERS THAT MINING BENEFITS THE COMMUNITIES

The study developed by Brújula Minera indicates that in countries like Chile, Bolivia and Peru, more than 80% of the population would disagree with banning mining in the country; in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador this proportion is above 60%, and in Argentina it is 56%. It is also indicated that 27% of the inhabitants of the region consider that the operations of the mining companies comply with the law, 20% believe that they have channels of communication and permanent dialogue with the communities, and only 21% agree that these companies respect human rights.

The Brújula Minera study established that only Chile, Peru and Bolivia exceed the mining approval threshold in the region.