"......April 19 (Bloomberg) -- Chile's state-owned Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, stopped production at a third mine, El Teniente, as contract workers struck a fourth day over wages and benefits.
Codelco told its El Teniente mine workers to stay home after protests by workers employed by outside contractors led to arrests last night, said a spokesman for Santiago-based Codelco. He said the company's Andina and Salvador mines remain shut. The stoppage at state-owned..................."
".......SANTIAGO, April 19 (Reuters) - A strike by Chilean mining subcontractors in its fourth day and denting output will keep state-run copper powerhouse Codelco's Andina and Salvador divisions closed through the weekend, the firm said on Saturday.
And there's a bunch of others on offer. Beats me why you need that thousand dollar Stratfor subscription when the real juice comes for free here (and two weeks before anyone else).
This may cause a short-term spike to over $4 for spot Cu when LME opens on Monday.....it may not. My gameplan of Cu basically channelling between $3.50 and $4 hasn't changed, though.