Extractivism

July 15, 2022
Andrea Sempértegui

A new book traces the rise of Indigenous and peasant demands for a moratorium on mining in Ecuador.

July 15, 2022
George Ygarza

Indigenous and campesino communities turn to strikes, road blockages, and other confrontational tactics to reclaim their political agency.

March 11, 2022
Antulio Rosales and Claudia Rodríguez Gilly

From oil to mining, resource exploitation is the central battlefield for Venezuela’s land and environmental movements.

March 11, 2022
Antulio Rosales and Claudia Rodríguez Gilly

Del petróleo hasta la minería, la explotación de recursos naturales sigue siendo el campo de batalla clave para los movimientos ambientales y en defensa de la tierra.

April 20, 2020
Evan King and Samantha Wherry

Despite President Iván Duque's campaign rhetoric about environmental sustainability, his administration has opened up conflict-ridden regions to foreign multinationals.

February 25, 2020
Sarah Fouts and Deniz Daser

The October collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel building project in New Orleans demonstrates the city's willingness to ignore widespread labor precarity. 

October 15, 2019
Nicholas Copeland

A recent report and response demonstrate how the Escobal Mine attempts to manipulate the public with the complicity of corrupt state institutions.

April 22, 2019
Luis Angosto-Ferrández

Beyond the recent border conflicts over national sovereignty and foreign aid, mineral extraction in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela is sowing violence against Indigenous peoples.

March 13, 2019
Timm Benjamin Schützhofer

In Ecuador, President Lenín Moreno has allied with his political opponents to implement a conservative economic agenda, threatening to undo the country’s strides in tackling poverty and inequality over the past decade.

January 7, 2019
Jeffery R. Webber

In Catalyst, René Rojas provides an impressive structural analysis of the Pink Tide’s rise and fall. But to explain and confront a resurgent Right across the region, our understandings of the Left turn’s shortcomings must go further.

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