The Politics of Pachamama
Natural Resource Extraction vs. Indigenous Rights and the Environment in Latin America

Dangel, Benjamin
Date Written:  2014-04-25
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16184

While many economies and citizens have benefitted from the state’s larger involvement in the extraction of these resources, extractivism under progressive governments, as it had under neoliberalism, still displaces rural communities, poisons water sources, kills the soil, and undermines indigenous territorial autonomy.

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