Latin America continues to be an important jurisdiction for mining investments. The region has become attractive for investors specially in new sectors like battery minerals in certain jurisdictions.
With abundant strategic natural resources, it has been the target of large-scale foreign direct investment in recent years. In a complex global economy, recognising the demands of China and its trade war with the United States, the current trend towards protectionism and Brexit, many continue to see this region as offering continued growth.
Economic and political variations have always characterised the region, playing a role in the quantity and speed of investment that it has received, particularly in the case of long-term activities such as mining and energy.