Bolivia holds the world's largest reserves of lithium - the key rare earth in making batteries. Now it is working with China and other countries to exploit this resource and create a huge boost to its economy.

MORE than 100 million tons of lithium carbonate - the main rare earth in the production of new generation batteries and crucial to the success of hybrid and electric vehicles - is estimated to be found in the world’s largest salt flats in Uyuni, west Bolivia.

This rare earth - the key raw material from which lithium is refined - is also vital in the tiny batteries driving the latest generation of portable electronic devices ...

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Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
To achieve its lithium production goal Bolivia needs a specialised workforce, new roads and stable conditions which minimise the risks to foreign investors
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