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LatinNews Daily - 5 June 2019

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In brief: Ecuador

* Ecuadorean government led by President Lenín Moreno has announced that it has updated its current national mining policy for the first time since 2016. The revisions to the policies include two additional axes - to strengthen the environmental and social sustainability framework and to improve the regulation, auditing, and control of mining activities at the national level. The event to announce the updated policy was attended by Vice President Otto Sonnenholzer and various representatives from local and national authorities, mining entrepreneurs, and other sectors.