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THE PRESIDENT IS COMING 6000 KM / DAY 040 / APRIL 25, 2011 - 05:54 / LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
Bolivia has discovered the world`s largest lithium reserves within its territory in the giant salt lake of Uyuni. In the age of renewable energy, this is a major economic and political power factor. I`m visiting the plant, which still is in its pilot-phase. The engineers and workers are all frantically running around, the president is coming to visit tomorrow!
Evo arrives by helicopter cheered by hundreds of people. I wonder where they have all come from. Yesterday I was there alone with only 6 workers.
Morales has no time to talk, but says he will invite me to the palace when I am in La Paz. `Sure`, I think...
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