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AMLO Is Nationalizing Mexico’s Lithium Supply

Kurt Hackbarth Jacobin
Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is attempting to transform the country’s overpriced energy industry by nationalizing lithium — a move essential to kicking out private mining and developing a robust and affordable public energy sector.

Lithium, Cobalt, and Rare Earths

Michael Klare TomDispatch
The Post-Petroleum resource race and the potential for global strife over rare-earth elements used for sun and wind generated electricity may not, in fact, disappear in the Age of Renewables.

After Morales Ousted in Coup, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia

Vijay Prashad Independent Media Institute
The overthrow of the elected leader cannot be understood without a glance at the nation's massive reserves of lithium. Bolivia has suffered a series of coups, often conducted by the military and oligarchy on behalf of transnational mining companies.
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