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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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6, 2010, the Mexican government sent in over 3,000 armed federal and provincial police to overrun the striking Los Mineros members at the Grupo Mexico copper mine in Cananea, Sonora state.
The mining company Grupo Mexico has rescinded its threat to shut down operations at its giant mining complexes in Cananea, Sonora state, and Nueva Rosarita, Coahuila state, after reaching a wage settlement with workers at Cananea.
SWKR moved approximately 3,200 carloads in 2000 and has a truck-to-rail cross-dock relationship with Grupo Mexico, which operates a large, fully integrated copper mining, processing and manufacturing facility at Nacozari and Cananea, Sonora, Mexico.