Report: Latin America’s Lithium: Critical Minerals and the Global Energy Transition


In the 1800s, a general led an army across the Andes mountains from Argentina to Chile in one of history’s most heroic crossings, liberating both territories from Spanish rule. José de San Martín and his Andes Army encountered dramatic weather and stark landscapes on both sides of the Andean Altiplano (high plateaus). They traversed mountains as high as 13,000 feet above sea level, across the dry, yellow steppe of the humid and windblown Argentine Altiplano to arrive in Chile’s barren, frigid desert.

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Event Recap – April 15, 2024

On Tuesday, April 9th members Jermon Bafaty and Justin Freeh from BENS joined the Strategic Leaders International Course (SLIC), a 4-week program by USSOCOM for emerging leaders from allied nations. Alongside discussions on U.S. leadership…

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BENS Board Member, Denis Bovin

BENS Board member Denis Bovin has joined SHIELD’s National Security Advisory Board as a Senior Advisor. SHIELD is run by Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner, Raj Shah, a California Member.

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BENS President & CEO, General Ray

BENS President & CEO, General Ray will be a keynote speaker for the 9th Annual Hemispheric Security Conference, The Hemispheric Security Conference (HSC) is an annual conference held where experts from academia, governmental…

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