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‘We’ve been ignoring our backyard’: US worries about China’s presence in Latin America’s lithium



Calling the “lithium triangle” consisting of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia and the rest of Latin America “our backyard,” various U.S. authorities have warned of China’s prominent presence in our region’s economy. expressed concern.

“For too long we’ve neglected our backyards.” was the term US officials referred to Latin America in the context of US concerns. About China’s presence in the region.

The foregoing is a reference to US Southern Command Commander Laura Richardson’s so-called “lithium triangle” of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile.

“The (Latin American) region is important. This area is rich in resources and malicious activity of our enemies Who will take advantage of it,” Richardson said of China.

everything before, “We are pretending to invest when we are actually extracting.” Added troops rescued by media Then 24.

“Argentina, Bolivia and Chile hold 60% of the world’s lithium, and[the adversaries]are depriving these countries and their people of resources,” he said.

“When I talk to the US ambassadors in Chile and Argentina, and the companies there, the aggressiveness of China and the game they are running with lithium is very advanced and very aggressive,” he said. said.


“our backyard”

As a Republican congressman and member of the United States House of Representatives, Carlos Jimenez He criticized with impressive words.

“(…) for too long we have neglected our own backyards”, Jimenez said.

“I don’t think we’re fighting China in South America…I think[China]is our biggest threat,” he continued.

“All of you are doing a great job working together, but the only thing missing is the military. It’s really an economic issue,” he added.

“I think we’ve neglected our backyards for too long. Russia, China, Iran, US opponent Make a big foray into our region. ” Republican lawmaker said.

Source: Biobiochile

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