Chinese Miner comes up against the Gulf Cartel
Our Associate Fellow Andrew Thompson examines Zijin Mining's problem with illegal miners in Colombia, and how the issue might affect investor interest in the industry going forward.
- Andrew Thompson
It has been a tumultuous week for Brazilian politics, even by the country’s current standards. On 6 September, far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery after being stabbed during a campaign rally. Five days later, on 11 September, the leftist Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) made its long-awaited announcement that Fernando Haddad would replace former president Lula da Silva (2003-2011) as the party’s presidential candidate. Both events have increased the unpredictability of Brazil’s presidential election on 7 October.
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