SQM faces political contributions tumult

By Myles McCormick
Published: Wednesday, 09 September 2015

An email leak connecting the Chilean miner with a series of donations to the country’s socialist party has created a political maelstrom and brought the company, which is already facing legal challenges over its lithium leases, into the spotlight once more.

The revelation of email communications between Sociedad de Quimica y Minera SA (SQM) and Chilean socialist party senator Fulvio Rossi has caused major embarrassment to the politician and returned the lithium, iodine and nitrates miner to the spotlight.

According to Chilean newspaper, El Mostrador, reports in the Chilean press last...

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