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New boss for Escondida

Australian-based Mauro Neves will become the new president to run the BHP Billiton-operated Escondida copper mine in Chile after the company failed to reach a wage deal with workers who staged a lengthy strike.

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Mauro Neves has been appointed president of Minera Escondida

BHP Billiton owns 57.5% of Escondida, the world’s largest copper mine, which lost an estimated US$1 billion and 250,000 tonnes of production during the 44-day strike that ended last week.

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