The end is nigh: A bleak future for Bolivian antimony

By Myles McCormick
Published: Monday, 02 October 2017

Producers foresee little prospect for continued antimony operations in a country that once was a major player in the industry, as regulations strangle business, writes Myles McCormick, IM Correspondent, from La Paz.

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