OOne of the poorest nations in Latin America, Bolivia saw a record-high 6 percent economic growth in 2008. Despite this improvement, the citizens of the landlocked country have yet to reap the benefits. The nation continues to lack basics like adequate health care and extensive infrastructure. And the outlook for 2009 is grim, as the IMF predicts only 2.2 percent growth. However, Bolivia’s large lithium reserves have the potential to revitalize the country’s economy.