The New Silver

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The New Silver, filmed in Bolivia, illustrates how access to capital can change the lives of both poor individuals and poor nations. Maria Cabana, whose husband is ill from working in the silver mines, seeks to secure a future for her children by starting a business with micro-credit loans. At the same time, Jaime Barrenechea, President of the State Gas and Oil Company, tries to balance the demands of the nations? poor and the requirements of foreign investors as he seeks capital to exploit Bolivia?s natural gas reserves.