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'Feast today, famine tomorrow': South America longs for benefits of lithium demand boom | AFP

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The turquoise glimmer of open-air pools contrasts sharply with the dazzling white of salt flats in Latin America's "lithium triangle," where hope resides for a better life fueled by a metal bonanza. A key component of batteries used in electric cars, demand has exploded for lithium -- the "white gold" found in Chile, Argentina and Bolivia in quantities larger than anywhere else in the world.

Added on the 27/10/2022 12:39:53 - Copyright : AFP EN

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