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Chile rethinks mine safety after worker deaths and sinkhole expansion

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Today's Latin American political update:

Chile is rethinking mine safety following worker deaths and growing sinkholes, with a July project and a recent A huge sinkhole opened near a copper mine.

Chilean President Gabriel Boric said Wednesday that he wants to ratify the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention on Health and Safety in Mines. This rule he issued in 1995 and was first adopted in Botswana, Finland, Spain and Sweden. Brazil, he in 2006, and Peru, in 2008, adopted rules known as Convention 176.

Industry groups and legislators have called for government support for Convention 176, which includes guarantees for workers. A state that adopts a specific legal standard.

Colombian lawmakers introduce anti-fracking bill to parliament

Bogota – Colombian lawmakers introduce legislation to ban fracking and the development of unconventional hydrocarbon sources. did. Renewable Energy – To the Parliament of the Andean Countries.

This is his fourth time such a proposal has been sent to parliamentarians for debate, but anti-fracking activists are optimistic that the bill will succeed, with more than 100 of parliamentarians and the support of the Andes. The country's new left-wing government, headed by Gustavo Petro.

Brazil's agriculture sector leaders condemn Lula's reinstatement

SAO PAULO – Brazil's powerful agricultural lobby, head of the National Federation of Agriculture (CNA), Joan Martins says there is no room for a president imprisoned for corruption to return to the country.

Although he did not mention former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva by name, Martins was clearly referring to the leftist leader who is the frontrunner ahead of the October elections.

Martins spoke at a CNA conference attended by far-right incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, who is seeking re-election with strong support from the agricultural sector.

Former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo hospitalized for stroke

Asuncion – Former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is in an induced coma after being hospitalized urgently in the capital Asuncion after a stroke. confirmed by the party.

Jorge Querrier, a physician and legislator, said Lugo was also a senator and from 2008 until he served as president of the country until 2012, he was diagnosed with "ischemic cerebrovascular disease." The patient was admitted to a care center with a 'relatively small' lesion in the study.

(edited by Steven Grattan, edited by Kirsten Donovan)