“It is bad news for Chile”: Boric criticizes Piñera’s government for lithium bidding process

The minister of Energy and Mining, Juan Carlos Jobet, responded to the criticisms of the president-elect, assuring that they followed the recommendations of Boric's team.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President-elect Gabriel Boric described the lithium tender as "bad news", even though Minister Juan Carlos Jobet assured that all agreements with the incoming administration had been fulfilled.

The controversy went on for months. Finally, in advance, the Ministry of Mining announced the expected announcement of the winners of the bid where the exploitation rights for 400 thousand tons of lithium in the north of Chile were on the table.

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