Honduras: Agreement Over Mine in San Andrés

Operations have been resumed following an agreement between representatives of government, community, and the mining company Minerales de Occidente.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

An article on Laprensa.hn reports that "...Until a few days ago, Minerales de Occidente had halted its operations, embroiled in resolving protests, demonstrations and strikes in the area where it operates, on the part of groups representing the community who questioned operation of the mine."

"... The National Commissioner of Human Rights (CONADEH), Roberto Herrera, served as a mediator and managed to get an interim agreement signed, finding a peaceful solution to the problems related to the activities of the San Andrés mine in the west of the country."


The company Minosa made a promise to hand over an area of ​​91 hectares to the community, where it will build and hand over 120 houses.

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Toronto, Ontario, September 22, 2016 – Morumbi Resources Inc. (“Morumbi” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:MOC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a share purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) with certain affiliates of Nyrstar NV (collectively "Nyrstar") to purchase 100% of Nyrstar's indirect subsidiary American Pacific Honduras SA de CV ("AMPAC") and its flagship asset, the producing El Mochito Zinc Mine (collectively "El Mochito") in Honduras (the “Transaction”).

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