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Bolivia's Lithium Could Transform Economy In Greener World (VIDEO)

First Posted: 06/14/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:20 PM ET

Bolivia controls nearly half of the world's reserves of lithium, a metal crucial for electric cars and other alternative energy technologies. But who will benefit from this discovery is creating controversy.

Worldfocus' Ivette Feliciano, Bryan Myers and Ara Ayer venture to the "Salar de Uyuni" -- the largest salt flat in the world, and one that may turn out to be the key to Bolivia's future economic growth.

For more on how Bolivia and other developing countries might leverage their resources, listen to our online radio show on resources in the developing world.

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Filed by Stuart Whatley  |