Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bolivia: Unlocking a Nation's Bounty

United Nations, New York, January 2012 - The vast salt flats of Bolivia, just beneath its surface lies one of the most sought after minerals in the world. Nearly one half of the global supply of lithium - a key ingredient powering electric cars, cell phones and laptops - is found here. But can this poor country, with a centuries' old history of having its mineral wealth exploited, actually realize its potential... before it's too late?