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The political tide in Latin America has turned decisively toward leaders who openly shun laissez-faire economics. A new generation of presidents and legislative leaders is advocating for greater government control of national economies, and with this trend, the specter of resource nationalism has once again gained a foothold in the region.  

It’s not new. Pemex, PetroBras, YPF, PdVSA and many others are proof of the region’s entrenched penchant for nationalizing parts or the entirety of its oil and gas industries. 

What’s different this time is that these new interventionist policies are not only focused on the traditional energy sector. Instead, the region’s attention is turning to increasingly valuable minerals that are…

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