Fortuna reports illegal road blockades affecting its San Jose Mine in Oaxaca
Fortuna Silver Mines (NYSE:FSM) said today that that a group of individuals led by the former mayor of San José del Progreso, in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico, has illegally blockaded Federal Highway 175 and roads in the municipality of San José del Progreso, including access to the San Jose Mine, to protest the action taken by the Electoral Tribunal of the State of Oaxaca in revoking his appointment as mayor.
As a result of the illegal blockade, the company said it has temporarily halted mining and processing operations at the San Jose Mine. It maintains a taskforce on site to oversee critical activities to support the appropriate safety and environmental systems in place, and to ensure a prompt return to operations when the blockade is lifted.
"The Company is confident that this dispute, which affects its operations and other parties in the area, will be resolved by the governmental authorities in a timely manner. Further updates on the situation will be provided in due course." said the company in a statement.