http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2013/01/07/bolivia-the-saudi-arabia-of-lithium/#axzz2I7H9m7Ze

 

"However, sceptics such as Juan Carlos Zuleta, a Bolivian expert in lithium economics, believe the government’s plans are over-ambitious. He points out that talks with multinationals remain inconclusive and that work at the pilot plant has moved extremely slowly, raising doubts over the production timetable."