Archive for the ‘Argentina’ Category

China Woos Argentina, Bolivia and Peru to Advance Belt and Road

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on Beijing’s efforts to advance BRI in South America: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met with counterparts from Argentina, Peru and Bolivia in the past week, as Beijing intensifies efforts to court Latin American countries through its Belt and Road infrastructure-building initiative. Wang met with Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Mondino […]

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Biden Adviser Backs Bill To Counter China In Latin America

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on US trade engagement with Latin and South America: Concern over China’s economic clout has created “a hell of a chance” for the US to pass legislation paving the way for more free trade deals with Latin American countries, said President Joe Biden’s special adviser for the region. […]

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Emerging Powers and the Future of American Statecraft

Via the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a new report on how, collectively, emerging powers in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East are growing in their geopolitical weight and diplomatic ambition. How closely do they align with the United States when it comes to Russia and China? What drives their decisions on the […]

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Who Controls Argentina’s Lithium?

Via Diálogo Chino, a detailed report on Argentina’s lithium industry, where nearly one million hectares of the country’s lithium-rich salt flats are controlled by just five companies: Argentina’s lithium, with all its promises of bringing foreign currency and economic progress, is spread out across millions of hectares of unique ecosystems: salt flats. Below these sparse expanses, […]

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Argentina, Brazil In Talks To Reverse Bolivian Gas Pipeline Amid Shortage 

Via Offshore Technology, a report on a preliminary proposal to alter the pipeline’s direction has not found favour with Bolivia, exposing Brazil to fluctuating liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices: Energy companies from Argentina and Brazil have initiated discussions to reverse the flow of a Bolivian natural gas pipeline that links the three nations, reported Reuters.    This […]

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EV Companies Hungry For Argentina’s Lithium, Leaving Little for Argentines

Via Rest of World, a report on Argentina’s lithium sector – where local projects stall as the mineral’s fourth-largest producer exports to the U.S. and China, and courts Elon Musk: Residents of Isla Paulino — a remote island that is not part of Argentina’s power grid — were promised a lithium-powered solar park, using locally […]

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