Tesla (United States) and Pure Energy Minerals (Canada) both showed great interest in having a direct stake in Bolivian lithium. But they could not make a deal that would take into consideration the parameters set by the Morales government. Morales himself was a direct impediment to the takeover of the lithium fields by the non-Chinese transnational firms. He had to go.
After the coup, Tesla’s stock rose astronomically.https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/13/after-evo-the-lithium-question-looms-large-in-bolivia/?fbclid=IwAR3BPJipRlA2gVK6yUkwvY2GVcDwu0-NFVLkVe-tMinMLtaVvHWtsiaIVbI