Bolivia

My Personal History With Global Warming

I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia from 1964–1966. Being an avid skier from the Adirondack Mountains in New York, I wanted to test my skills at the highest ski resort in the world, Mount Chacaltaya, a 45-minute drive from the capital of Bolivia, La Paz. At 18,000 feet above sea level, Chacaltaya rises well above the tree line. A small shack at 12,000 feet, warmed by a wood stove, housed used skis, moldy leather boots, bags of salted yucca chips, and bottled water.

Bolivia Is Ransacking Lithium From Its Indigenous People

In a tweet back in may by Kawsachun News, a video shows indigenous natives of Bolivia standing up for what’s been happening to them in this industry. “Authorities from Chayanta, Norte Potosí say Bolivia’s lithium is being ransacked from the indigenous people,” the caption read. Today, for the natives in Potosí, lithium is the new silver.