smells like a musky neoliberal/neoconservative mic (again):
--Tesla (United States) and Pure Energy Minerals (Canada) both showed great interest in having a
direct stake in Bolivian lithium. But they could not make a deal that would take into
consideration the parameters set by the Morales government. Morales himself was a direct
impediment to the takeover of the lithium fields by the non-Chinese transnational firms.
He had to go.--
the oligarchy doesn't like proof that wealth inequity can be reduced.
--Since Morales came to power in 2006, the country’s economy has grown at a steady 4.9% per year.
For a country that had to be bailed out by its foreign lenders just one year before Morales
became president, such macroeconomic success marks an incredible turnaround. But more remarkable
still is that fact that this success is feeding through to the poorest segments of society.--