Plebiscite Vote in Chile Rejects Proposed New Constitution / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Supporters of the new constitution embrace as they listen to the partial results of a plebiscite on whether the new Constitution will replace the current one imposed by Pinochet’s military dictatorship 41 years ago, in Santiago, Chile, Sept. 4, 2022. | Cristobal Escobar / AP Supporters of a proposed new constitution for Chile suffered aContinue reading “Plebiscite Vote in Chile Rejects Proposed New Constitution / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Chile’s Lithium Provides Profit to the Billionaires But Exhausts the Land and the People / by Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zuniga Silva

Photograph Source: Francesco Mocellin – CC BY-SA 3.0 The Atacama salt flat in northern Chile, which stretches 1,200 square miles, is the largest source of lithium in the world. We are standing on a bluff, looking over la gran fosa, the great pit that sits at the southern end of the flat, which is shielded fromContinue reading “Chile’s Lithium Provides Profit to the Billionaires But Exhausts the Land and the People / by Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zuniga Silva”