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Mining companies have been struggling with a protracted slump in commodity prices, coupled with a slowdown in China's economy.
Mining stocks only experienced a slight recovery straight after the European Central Bank's decision on March 10, 2016, on additional monetary stimulus measures to kickstart the eurozone eocnomy. This page collates recent DW content on the mining industry.
The UN says President Maduro is directing security agencies to arrest and torture political opponents. Abuses are also rife in the south, where gold mining profits have put a target on the backs of indigenous peoples.
Rescue operations are continuing in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila to save ten men trapped in a flooded coal mine. Plans to send in divers have once again been postponed after emergency services were unable to get the flooding under control.
In Mexico, rescue workers are scrambling to save the lives of ten workers trapped in a coal mine. A section of the mine became flooded and collapsed on Wednesday. It is thought the miners accidentally triggered the flooding during tunneling work.