World Jul 9, 2015

Pope drinks coca tea on way to highlands of Bolivia

Pope Francis drank a tea of coca leaves, chamomile flower and anise seeds on the plane to Bolivia from Ecuador Wednesday to ward off altitude sickness upon arrival at the highest international airport in the world. Coca is the main ingredient for cocaine, but people ...

Lithium trial gets off ground in Bolivia

National Feb 25, 2013

Lithium trial gets off ground in Bolivia

Japan and Bolivia have begun a full-fledged trial project to extract lithium from the Uyuni salt flats in the Andes, which experts believe contains around half of the world's reserves of the soft metal. As the only foreign country involved in the extraction work at ...