Revealed: The UK Supported the Coup in Bolivia to Gain Access to Its ‘White Gold’

After a coup in the South American country of Bolivia in November 2019, democratically elected president Evo Morales was forced to flee. Foreign Office documents obtained by Declassified show Britain saw the new military-backed regime, which killed 18 protesters, as an opportunity to open up Bolivia’s lithium deposits to UK firms.
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Italy’s Government Is Outsourcing Its Economic Strategy To Private Management Consultants McKinsey

Last month, former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi formed a new government whose top ministries were handed to unelected technocrats. Now his “government of experts” has outsourced its economic plan to private management consultants McKinsey — without voters having ever had any say in the matter.… Read More Italy’s Government Is Outsourcing Its Economic Strategy To Private Management Consultants McKinsey

365 Days With My Mother-in-Law: Boots on the Ground View of Barcelona’s Economy

It remains in a state of suspended animation. On March 5, 2020, a venerable Mexican lady flew from Mexico City to Madrid, and then on to Barcelona where her only daughter — my wife — lives. At that time, nobody knew it was the height of the first wave of the covid-19 pandemic in Europe.… Read More 365 Days With My Mother-in-Law: Boots on the Ground View of Barcelona’s Economy