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
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
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
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’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
The move to privatize one of the country’s key strategic resources has been widely rejected by Indigenous community and left movements
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
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
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.
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
What role did billionaire Elon Musk and his thirst for lithium play in the coup in Bolivia? Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano discuss.
The presidential candidate of the Movement for Socialism in Bolivia, Luis Arce Catacora, talks about COVID-19 being used as a pretext to postpone elections, the economic policies of the coup government, and the approach his party plans to take