Canadian firm blames Panama for closure of copper mine


              The open pit copper mine Cobre Panamá, run by Panamanian Mining company Minera Panamá, a subsidiary of Canada's First Quantum Minerals Ltd., stands in Donoso, Panama, Dec. 6, 2022. Panama’s president announced on Dec. 15, 2022 that the government ordered the company to cease operations after it failed to sign a new contract outlining substantially higher payments to the government. (AP Photo/Abraham Teran)
            
              The open pit copper mine Cobre Panamá, run by Panamanian Mining company Minera Panamá, a subsidiary of Canada's First Quantum Minerals Ltd., stands in Donoso, Panama, Dec. 6, 2022. Panama’s president announced on Dec. 15, 2022 that the government ordered the company to cease operations after it failed to sign a new contract outlining substantially higher payments to the government. (AP Photo/Abraham Teran)