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Aura suspends gold mining in Honduras due to illegal blockades

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(Kitco News) - Aura Minerals (TSX: ORA) announced yesterday that it has decided to temporarily suspend operations at its San Andres gold mine in Honduras as the result of illegal blockades by a small group of individuals from the local community.

The company said that an investigation is currently underway to understand their demands. Aura added it is also working with the local authorities to safely resume operations and will keep the market informed of any significant developments.

In a statement, the company noted that it will not update its production guidance as a result of this suspension of operations at San Andreas mine, for the moment.

Aura is a mid-tier gold and copper production company focused on the development and operation of gold and base metal projects in the Americas. The company’s producing assets include the San Andres gold mine in Honduras, the Ernesto/Pau-a -Pique gold mine in Brazil, the Aranzazu copper-gold-silver mine in Mexico and the Gold Road mine in the United States.

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