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Chile shifts left to rewrite Pinochet-era constitution, as Goldman Sachs eyes its copper reserves

Ben Norton

And let’s not forget that, between Peru and Chile, there is more than 60% of the world’s copper reserves. Those are the two main copper-exporting countries.  And between Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile, there is more than 80% of the world’s lithium... So this is a very strategic issue. And that was one of the reasons why, when Bolivia wanted to industrialize and create lithium batteries, they launched a coup d’etat against Evo Morales.