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In a new report, “The Lithium Triangle: To Be or Not to Be Successful,” the Wilson Center’s Latin America Program examines the region’s lithium industry, its role in regional economic development, and its importance to the global energy transition.

In this introductory chapter, Patricia I. Vásquez, an independent energy consultant and a global fellow at the Wilson Center’s Latin America Program, offers a comprehensive overview of the lithium sector in Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia. Additionally, she provides a summary of the three chapters that comprise this report.

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Patricia I. Vásquez

Global Fellow;
Independent Energy Expert, Former Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace
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Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more