The Economist: Three South American countries hold over half the world’s lithium





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But they have not been equally adept at seizing the opportunity



LITHIUM is a coveted commodity. Lithium-ion batteries store energy that powers mobile phones, electric cars and electricity...


Democracia Abierta: Latin America: democracy beyond representation

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WZB (Berlin Social Science Center)-based Brazilian researcher Thamy Pogrebinschi talks to DemocraciaAbi...


US News: Why Latin America Is Finally Getting Tough on Corruption

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As corruption scandals spread through Latin America, its new middle class is fighting back.



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BBC News: Puerto Rico votes in referendum to become US state

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The US territory of Puerto Rico has voted to ask Congress to make it America's 51st state.

More than 97% of voters favoured attempting to join the US over becoming independent or remaining a self-governing territory.

However, just 23...


Latin American Post: CHILE: A TELESCOPE TO STOMP ON ALL OTHERS

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The construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope began in Chile and it’s set to be the world's largest optical telescope. The new Chilean device will be five times lar...


CNBC: Amazon eyes Patagonia data center as Chile expands fiber optic network

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SANTIAGO, June 6 (Reuters) - Chile is looking at expanding its undersea fiber optic network across the Pacific Ocean to China and south...


NBC News: Chile: Judge Jails Over 100 Former Secret Police from Pinochet Dictatorship

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A judge in Chile ordered jail sentences for over 100 former secret police from Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship this week, the biggest mass ...


NBS News: Nestle to Create 2,900 Jobs in Latin America With New Factories

 

 

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MercoPress: Argentina economy grows 0.8% in March from a year earlier

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Argentina's economy grew 0.8% in March from a year earlier, the Indec statistics agency said on Tuesday. The economy also grew 1.9% in March versus February, Indec said.On...


CNBC: Pacific Alliance looks to Asia as NAFTA, TPP face uncertainty

Link to original article Pacific Alliance countries are in talks to expand the trade bloc outside Latin America and into high-growth Asia as the future of established deals, such as NAFTA and the e...