“The real attraction was in plain sight: a giant chalky sea of brine high in the Andes called the Salar de Uyuni, which is rich in lithium, among several minerals with growing value worldwide because they are needed in batteries used in electric cars and on the power grid.” The NYT (Gift Article) takes you to Bolivia, a “country long riddled with coups and racial, ideological and regional divisions,” that is also the new front in the battle over who owns the future of energy. Green-Energy Race Draws an American Underdog to Bolivia’s Lithium.