Archive for the ‘Argentina’ Category

Gas Pains: Bolivia Running Out of Natural Gas

Via Merco Press, an article on Bolivia’s natural gas woes: Bolivian president Luis Arce, announced on September 1st. that the country’s natural gas reserves have been depleted, and exports to Argentina and Brazil will be interrupted, leaving a massive hole in the economy of the country. “We have hit rock bottom,” Arce said in a […]

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BRICS Bloc Grows Heft With Saudi Arabia and Other Mideast Powers

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a report on BRICS expansion: Major emerging market nations invited top oil exporter Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Argentina, Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates to join their bloc in a push to expand its global influence. Leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa agreed to enlarge their BRICS group from Jan. 1 at a summit held in Johannesburg, […]

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The New Commodity Superpowers

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a look at nations such as the DRC, Argentina, Chile, and Indonesia, – the countries that produce the metals central to the energy transition who want to rewrite the rules of mineral extraction: The red-brown landscape of Tenke-Fungurume, one of the world’s largest copper and cobalt mines in the Democratic […]

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The Mineral-Rich Want to Get Richer

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, a look at how the world’s biggest reserves of lithium and nickel are concentrated in a handful of nations, and they want to cash in: The quest for a global energy transition has sparked a frenzied scramble for the raw materials underpinning everything from electric vehicles to wind turbines—and the mineral-rich […]

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What Could a New Era Mean for Latin America?

Courtesy of McKinsey, a report on how current global challenges could usher in a new era for Latin American economies: At a glance The current global upheaval may feel unprecedented, but there have been similar periods of acute disruption in recent history, each of which gave birth to a new era with its own distinctive […]

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Argentina Steps on the Gas

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, a look at Argentina’s gas future and how completion of a major pipeline is part of a shift in the region’s energy map—and its politics: For decades, Bolivia has been one of South America’s biggest natural gas exporters. The country’s abundant gas reserves began being pumped in earnest in the 1970s and […]

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