Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Time For A Color Revolution: Bolivia's President Declares "Total Independence" From World Bank And IMF

There goes all that lithium.
Over the years we've grown fond of this bit o'movie history:

Butch Cassidy: Kid, the next time I say, "Let's go someplace like Bolivia,"
let's go someplace like Bolivia.

- Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid (1969)

From ZeroHedge:
Bolivia's President Evo Morales has been highlighting his government's independence from international money lending organizations and their detrimental impact the nation, the Telesur TV reported.
"A day like today in 1944 ended Bretton Woods Economic Conference (USA), in which the IMF and WB were established," Morales tweeted.

"These organizations dictated the economic fate of Bolivia and the world. Today we can say that we have total independence of them."
Morales has said Bolivia's past dependence on the agencies was so great that the International Monetary Fund had an office in government headquarters and even participated in their meetings.

Bolivia is now in the process of becoming a member of the Southern Common Market, Mercosur and Morales attended the group's summit in Argentina last week.

Bolivia’s popular uprising known as the The Cochabamba Water War in 2000 against United States-based Bechtel Corporation over water privatization and the associated World Bank policies shed light on some of the debt issues facing the region.

Some of Bolivia’s largest resistance struggles in the last 60 years have targeted the economic policies carried out by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank....MORE 
As noted in 2015's "'Quest to Mine Seawater for Lithium Advances' (TSLA)":
If somebody doesn't figure something out, Tesla will be buying 100% of the world's land-based production within five years.
Yeah, we've been following this stuff for a while....

Electric Vehicles-Lithium Supplies and Crucifixion in Bolivia
Bolivia Rejects Bill Gates' Donation As 'Offensive'
Lithium-Ion Batteries and Bolivian Politics
France's Bollore opens talks over Bolivia's lithium (BOLL: Paris) 
Lithium: In Bolivia, Untapped Bounty Meets Nationalism
Lithium for 4.8 Billion Electric Cars Lets Bolivia Upset Market (SQM; BOLL: Paris)
 "With Aid to Bolivia, Japan Locks in Lithium" ooops "Bolivia slams Japan mining firm for 'plundering' resources" (PKX)
Bolivia: Dec. 21 "Marks the End of Coca-Cola and Capitalism" (KO)
We keep an eye on Bolivia for many reasons, not the least of which is lithium.
The government is just a bonus.... 

Lithium for 4.8 Billion Electric Cars Lets Bolivia Upset Market (SQM; BOLL: Paris)

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