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The US and Mexico are reportedly joining forces on supply chains for electric vehicle production in a mutual aid pact. During economic talks in Mexico City reported on Tuesday, leaders from both countries discussed aligning the US’s semiconductor industry with Mexico’s lithium production – both resources essential to …
Nationalization scares away private capital. Having to deal with the Mexican government, ¡no es bueno!
Also, from Reuters:
Lithium is typically extracted from hard rock or brines, but Mexico's lithium is found mostly in clay deposits, from which the metal has never been extracted commercially, and industry experts doubt Mexico can do so without private expertise.
Bolivia, which has the world's largest lithium resource, has tried and failed for years to produce lithium commercially using its state-owned firm.
Governor Noisome's EV battery lies just get worse and worse.
So, let's be realistic by acknowledging that the only export that Mexico will be able to deliver reliably to the U.S. over the coming decades is the fentanyl that its drug cartels import from China.