Winter of discontent in the Andes?

The reduction in Bolivian exports to Argentina in May could be a sign of mutual distrust growing between La Paz and Buenos Aires
By The Wildcat 11 May 2017
Bolivia’s domestic gas demand is growing. (PA)

Argentina and Bolivia have stuck together out of necessity over the past decade – give or take the odd tiff. Energy-hungry Argentina has relied on Bolivia’s cheap gas, while Bolivia has depended on hydrocarbon export revenues from Argentina and Brazil. However, cracks are developing in the symbiotic relationship.  

A reduction in Bolivian gas exports to Argentina in early May has caused friction. Bolivia exported 15.4 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) to Argentina between 1 and 7 May, according to data...

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