“With lithium, Latin America is in danger of repeating the extractivism movie of its minerals in exchange for a few coins”

  • Cristina Jimenez Orgaz
  • HayFestivalArequipa@BBCMundo

lithium in South America.

image source, Getty Images

Three Latin American countries have been in the focus of companies and governments around the world for several years. They have something scarce and very valuable for the future of energy.

Like gold and silver, lithium awakens dreams of wealth and prosperity across the continent.

white gold in deserts and salt plains of Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.

With the lightest metal – so light it can float on water – lithium batteries are made for electric cars and almost all electronic devices.

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