Cananea


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Cananea

 

a city in northwest Mexico, in the state of Sonora. It is situated at an altitude of more than 1, 500 m. Population, 21,000 (1960). A railroad branch links it with US railroads. It is a center for copper mining and has a copper-smelting plant (40, 000 tons of crude copper annually) belonging to Anaconda, a US company.

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Despite pressure from the Congress, operations at Buenavista del Cobre, near the town of Cananea in Sonora, have continued uninterrupted since the spill, and officials at Grupo Mexico do not expect the government to force activity to cease.
Cananea service center supports Grupo Mexico's Buenavista del Cobre mine and other mining operations in the Northwestern part of Mexico.
New centers are also in the process of being built in Cananea, Mexico; Arequipa, Peru and Labrador City in Canada early 2014.
The closing papers describe the large millimeter telescope (LMT) project in Mexico, the planet hunting and astero-seismology explorer spectrophotometer (PHASES) project, the Cananea high resolution spectrograph for determining stellar chemical abundances, and the scintillator cosmic ray super telescope.
229 (2009); Giacinto Della Cananea, Global Security and Procedural
Muniz, a lawyer by training, got to know Grupo Mexico's business by living in Cananea, home to an important copper operation (now known as Buenavista) in Sonora state--and the source of billion-dollar losses during a strike related to the legal problems of the fugitive leader of the country's mining union.
No strand of this increasingly complex movement has made much headway, though the miners' three year (and counting) struggle in the copper mines of Cananea could be a turning point if the union, supported in a number of important ways by the United Steelworkers, is able to win.
Previous historical drilling on the property by Mexicana de Cananea (a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico) reported encouraging widths of mineralization: hole BDD-5 cut 3.
217, 228 (2006) (discussing international regulation of states); Giancinto della Cananea, Paper Presented at the Meeting on La Cittadinanza Globale: Il diritto amministrativo globale e le sue Corti (Oct.
The Cananea Consolidated Copper Company--one of the world's largest open pit copper mines, run by Grupo Mexico--forms a beautifully surreal landscape.
In January, Mexican federal police and soldiers fired tear gas and pellet guns at striking miners at the Cananea mine, a Grupo Mexico copper mine in Sonora, Mexico, and the site of frequent worker strife [see Multinational Monitor article "Mexican Miners Rise Up: The Explosive Dispute Over Privatization," July/Aug 2006].