Uyuni is a backward region in the South of Bolivia. Bult the salt lake of Uyuni is rich with lithium, the commodity for the production of batteries, soon also for batteries for electrical vehicles. For this raw material a game of chess is being played between some multinational companies, the people of Uyuni and Bolivia's government.
Despite the more than appealing proposals of the multinationals, the government sticks to its nationalist policy. A first report from Greet Brauwers and Raf Custers in Bolivia. Their final report is to follow.
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Bolivia takes production of lithium into own hands (MO.be, 12/10/2010)