White gold: the geopolitical emergence of lithium
In times of climate change, lithium is a real and cheap alternative to fossil fuels. Countries such as Bolivia or Mexico, with large salt deposits, have great possibilities to position themselves strategically on the global chessboard.
Venezuela: The country that didn’t sow oil
At the end of the 1990’s, before Chávez came to power, PDVSA was ranked as the fourth most important oil company in the world according to the American Petroleum Institute’s ranking. Today it occupies the last place among 253 oil companies.