Lithium
Dina-Boluarte-resign One year since the coup in Peru

Following the coup against Pedro Castillo, the people of Peru took to the streets en masse to demand his restitution and the resignation of Boluarte

Evo Morales: “If lithium were in the hands of the states, we would be a world power”

The pre-candidate for president of Unión por la Patria, Juan Grabois, and the former president of Bolivia call for the nationalization of natural resource

AMLO rally fifth anniversary Tens of thousands gather at Mexico’s Zócalo square to celebrate fifth anniversary of AMLO’s presidential victory

Since assuming office, President President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, has taken significant steps in strengthening Mexico’s sovereignty and challenging the hegemony of the United States. His administration has also made enormous strides in uplifting poor and working people in Mexico

Struggle for dignity and rights in Jujuy continues

The protests in the province intensified after a new constitution was passed in the provincial legislature which Indigenous and social movements allege undermines people’s rights

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner calls for renegotiation of the IMF debt and judicial reform in Argentina

The Argentine vice president also called for coordination between public and private sectors to regulate strategic natural resources, and renewal of the democratic pact established after the last civil-military dictatorship

Chile lithium reserves nationalized Chile’s President Gabriel Boric announces plan to nationalize lithium industry

Chile’s President Gabriel Boric has proposed the creation of a state-owned company which will eventually take over the lithium mining sector from private industry giants. The Latin American country has one of the world’s largest lithium reserves and is the second largest producer of the metal globally, after Australia

Peru’s coup government is privatizing lithium mining

The move to privatize one of the country’s key strategic resources has been widely rejected by Indigenous community and left movements

Mexico is charting its own path towards energy sovereignty

On March 18, Mexicans are marking 85 years since the decision to expropriate oil resources from foreign companies. This comes at a time when Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has nationalized the country’s lithium and has promised energy self-sufficiency by 2024

Daily Round-up Palestinians launch campaign to resist Israeli persecution & other stories

In today’s episode, we look at Palestinian campaign to resist Israeli persecution, Mexican president nationalizing lithuim, Israeli attacks on Syria and anti-war groups protest against Munich security conference

Chile’s lithium provides profit to the billionaires but exhausts the land and the people

About a third of the world’s lithium comes from Chile. The needs of the people of Chile seem to only come after the needs of the large corporations.

China is working to expand its ties to Latin America

Vijay Prashad and John Ross discuss the partnership that is being strengthened between countries in Latin America and China at a moment of increased pressure due to the US trade war against China

‘We will coup whoever we want’: Elon Musk and the overthrow of democracy in Bolivia

What role did billionaire Elon Musk and his thirst for lithium play in the coup in Bolivia? Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano discuss.