With lithium-ion batteries powering electric cars, lithium mining is likely to be a high-demand industry in the coming years. Much of the world’s lithium is found in the Lithium Triangle in Chile, Argentina, and Bolivia. While at face value mining in the Lithium Triangle may be a good economic opportunity to power a more environmentally friendly means of transportation, the impact that it has on the environment and local communities raises the question of how sustainable it really is.
In Bolivia, the spread of COVID-19 has not only pressured the weak health infrastructure of the country but also questioned the stability of the democracy. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health of the Plurinational State of Bolivia on July 6, 2020, 41,541 people in Bolivia had contracted COVID-19 at that point. Of those who had contracted the disease, 27,617 were active, 12,389 had recovered, and 1,530 had died (Ministerio de Salud, 2020).
Throughout the 1980s, a debt crisis enshrouded the economy in Latin America causing this decade to become known as the ‘Lost Decade.’ This crisis was provoked by the international macroeconomy experiencing t
Through decades of activism by feminist groups and national actors, Latin America has made advances in its representation of women in political positions.
This past Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, right-wing Senator Jeanine Áñez declared herself interim president of Bolivia amid a deepening political crisis that has brought the South American country to a standstill since the contested p