US envoy brings Biden’s Latin America investment plan to region
By Fabiola Zerpa Bloomberg News/ TNS | Sunday, November 5, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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In this aerial view, pools of brine containing lithium carbonate and mounds of salt byproduct stretch across a lithium mine in 2022, in the Atacama Desert , in Salar de Atacama, Chile. (John Moore/Getty Images/TNS)
A U.S. State Department envoy is heading to Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay to discuss mineral supplies and energy after President Joe Biden pledged to mobilize billions of dollars for a new investment platform to counter China’s influence in the region.