Whose Lithium? Latin America’s Struggle Between Investment and Sovereignty

A beautiful shot of a sand mine surrounded with reflective water

Resource nationalism is back on the table for policymakers in Latin America and is focused heavily on critical minerals, in particular lithium—a flakey white substance needed for the great energy transition. International companies and investors often associate resource nationalism with seizures of their assets by leftist governments using angry nationalistic rhetoric. At the same time, […]