Latin America - a land of missed opportunity?

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Friday, 27 June 2014

Latin America’s geology makes it a region with the potential to become a heavyweight in the global mineral industry. However, problems ranging from regulatory uncertainty to corruption and bureaucracy have historically prevented it from realising its immense potential, Siobhan Lismore-Scott, Editor, explains.

The richness and diversity of Latin America’s geology has long made it an appealing target for miners and minerals, having been an important part of the region’s economies for centuries.

Yet Latin America is often deemed to have failed to fully deliver on its potential as...

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