Analysis: Germany, Lithium and the Failed Putsch in Bolivia

Berlin is again seeking access to the world's largest lithium deposits located in Bolivia - after having supported the putschists. Lithium is indispensable for the production of E-car batteries and thus also for the powerful German automotive industry.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reprint) Following the presidential elections in Bolivia, the German government and business circles hope to have direct access to what are presumably the world's largest lithium reserves.

However, during the major upheavals, in early November of last year, the German-Bolivian joint venture was put on ice. It has not been revived since the November 10, 2019 change of power in La Paz, despite the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?