On learning that the 2020 Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies (out Feb 23rd, as usual just before PDAC) rates Colombia as a better mining jurisdiction than Chile, I just laughed. This Fraser Institute has always been suspect in its LatAm coverage, its 2020 report drops it into the dumb bin of shame and rejection.
No matter the political ruckus in Chile in 2019, no matter the new Constitution, no matter Covid-19 and no matter what government takes over from Piñera at the end of this year, Chile is and will remain the best place to go mining in LatAm by a nautical mile, period. The Fraser Institute is already a joke if it thinks otherwise, but placing Colombia above it is the veritable cherry on the proverbial cake of stupid. Like I said, I just laughed, there’s nothing else left to do.