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Why Bolivia has failed to turn minerals into gold

10 mins | Jul 5, 2022
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Are the nation's poorest being exploited by a 'lithium curse'? Despite harbouring the world's largest lithium deposits, a material which has become increasingly sought after as the world shifts towards greener energy, Bolivia remains the second poorest country in South America. With many citizens lacking access to adequate health care and education, Sarah Esther Maslin questions why they have yet to see this lucrative industry's material benefits.