Lithium, advice from an Australian ambassador and the Venezuelan situation at LADU 2017

I attended the Latin America Down Under (LADU) conference last month, held in Perth (did you know it was my first time there? Find out!). Although still a small conference, it was a good opportunity to catch up with those interested in strengthening the relationship between Australia and Latin America. I consider myself a passionate fan … Continue reading Lithium, advice from an Australian ambassador and the Venezuelan situation at LADU 2017

It’s a miracle… I’m in Perth!

After almost five years of living in Australia, I've finally made it to Perth. I've been sort of avoiding the city (it's a long story... and I need to protect the not-so-innocent so I won't say more!) but here I am, and now if it's the right time. So far it looks to me as … Continue reading It’s a miracle… I’m in Perth!

In lithium, we trust*

I am a big supporter of lithium. There are many reasons. I'd say it starts with the fact that there is such a huge potential for demand growth, as our requirements for batteries are expanding and we are most likely years away from a technology that can replace it (such as graphene supercapacitors). When you … Continue reading In lithium, we trust*

Being interviewed at “Interpelados*”, a regional TV show – and looking super serious

Can you believe I never had a chance to see this? I found it by googling myself (yeah I do that sometimes) just a few days ago. In September 2012 I was a guest at a live broadcast of a local TV Show in Salta, northern Argentina. I had been interviewed before but never on a political … Continue reading Being interviewed at “Interpelados*”, a regional TV show – and looking super serious

Thinking about technology start-ups, international business, and the “LATAM connection” 

Over the last few months, we have been reviewing a group of tech startups. It is a new field for me -although not new at all for an investment group we are working with-, so there's a lot for me to learn. So it is back to studying, many hours of reading coming my way. While in … Continue reading Thinking about technology start-ups, international business, and the “LATAM connection” 

My personal PDAC 2017’s Report – and it is a good one

As I sat in my seat onboard my Delta fight bound to LAX and then YYZ -yes I am a fan of airport codes- I suddenly realised that it was my 10th time attending PDAC in Toronto. Wow! The fist time I went there was in 2005; it feels like a lifetime ago. I used to go every … Continue reading My personal PDAC 2017’s Report – and it is a good one