Lithium

Afghanistan sits on mineral wealth worth billions of dollars

While everyone in the world would say, Afghanistan is one of the world’s poorer countries, the fact is just the opposite. None of the so-called friendly nations of Afghanistan, including Pakistan and the United States had ever told the Afghans…

Premiere of the Argentinian documentary “In the Name of Lithium” on the conflict between indigenous communities and large-scale mining operations

The Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales de Argentina has just released “En el nombre del litio”, a documentary produced by FARN and Calma Cine that deals with the situation in northern Argentina regarding the exploitation of this “wonder mineral”. Directed…

German industry hopes to lift Bolivia’s lithium treasure

Bolivia boasts one of the biggest lithium reserves in the world. After Luis Arce was elected the country’s new president, exploration hopes are mounting, especially among German investors. The glory days of the mines in Bolivia’s Cerro Rico (Rich Mountain)…

Lithium and the Putsch

Berlin is again seeking access to the world’s largest lithium deposits located in Bolivia – after having supported the putschists. Following the presidential elections in Bolivia, the German government and business circles hope to have direct access to what are…

‘We Will Coup Whoever We Want’: Elon Musk and the Overthrow of Democracy in Bolivia

By Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano On July 24, 2020, Tesla’s Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that a second U.S. “government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people.” Someone responded to Musk soon after, “You know…

After Evo, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia

By Vijay Prashad The overthrow of the elected leader cannot be understood without a glance at the nation’s massive reserves of this crucial mineral. Bolivia’s president Evo Morales was overthrown in a military coup on November 10. He is now…