Shortly before the coup against Evo Morales, his government announced plans to nationalise the lithium industry and to deal directly on the global market. Demand for lithium is expected to triple in the next 15y. Guess where the largest reserves are...
"After the coup, Tesla’s stock rose astronomically": https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/13/after-evo-the-lithium-question-looms-large-in-bolivia/
Blackwater founder Erik Prince launches fund to invest in car battery metals: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-erik-prince-mining/blackwater-founder-launches-fund-to-invest-in-car-battery-metals-ft-idUSKCN1OV1S1
Who's behind the Bolivia coup? With Max Blumenthal, Aaron Maté, Ben Norton