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Americas Gold and Silver opens Mexican mine after 'challenging' 19-month blockade

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Americas Gold and Silver (TSX: USA) hosted an official opening ceremony for its Cosalá operations on Friday.

The 100%-owned Cosalá Operations are located in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico and consist of 67 mining concessions that cover approximately 19,385 hectares. The company’s Los Braceros process facility historically produced copper, lead and zinc concentrates from ore mined at the nearby Nuestra Señora mine. The property also includes the San Rafael mine, El Cajón project, several other smaller past-producing mines and numerous mineralized showings.

The ceremony included the Company’s President and CEO, Darren Blasutti, the Mexican Minister of Economy, Tatiana Clouthier, the Governor of the State of Sinaloa, Rubén Rocha Moya and the Cosalá Mayor, Carla Corrales, according to Americas Gold and Silver.

"All three government representatives spoke passionately about the importance of the mine to the local community, the Sinaloa state and the Country.  They thanked the Company for its perseverance during the illegal blockade and the commitment of capital to re-open the mine," wrote the company in a news release.   

"In addition, they pledged their support and resources to keep the mine open permanently.  The inclusion of these high-ranking government officials demonstrates the tremendous support for the Cosalá Operations as well as the strengthened relationship between the Company and all levels of government to ensure stable conditions for the operations moving forward."

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