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Escondida strike, déjà vu for Hernandez

The strike at the BHP Billiton (AU:BHP)-operated Escondida copper mine in northern Chile is following a similar pattern as the 2009 strike at BHP’s Spence mine, National Mining Society (Sonami) president Diego Hernandez told Mining Journal in an exclusive interview at the PDAC Convention in Toronto, Canada.

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Escondida is at the centre of the latest industrial row in Chile, which looks like extending to new lengths and lows

Hernandez was head of BHP’s base metals division in Latin America from 2004-2010, which also included the 2006 Escondida strike.