Extractivism

November 22, 2016

Bolivia’s brutal cooperative mining conflict reveals the growing contradictions and perils of extractivism, as the government and popular sectors struggle to control a dwindling mining surplus.

October 17, 2016
Helen Hazelwood Isaac

A NACLA Radio interview with Manuel Pérez-Rocha on his article, "Free Trade's Chilling Effects," from the latest NACLA Report, Free Trade 2.0. and one way that free trade agreements enrich foreign companies at the expense of poor countries. 

October 12, 2016
Helen Hazelwood Isaac

A NACLA Radio interview with Forrest Hylton and Aaron Tauss about their article “Peace in Colombia: A New Growth Strategy,” featured in the latest NACLA Report, Free Trade 2.0, and the latest developments in the peace process.

July 29, 2016
Penelope Anthias

In Bolivia’s Chaco region, indigenous peoples are rethinking their visions of territory and autonomy in the context of the extractivist development model.

July 26, 2016
Christy Thornton, William I. Robinson, John Gibler, Gladys Tzul Tzul and Dawn Paley

The focus of the summer 2016 NACLA Report on the Americas, this forum reflects on the connection between drug war violence and global capital interests as analyzed in Dawn Paley's book Drug War Capitalism. 

April 28, 2016
Moira Birss and Gustavo Castro Soto

An interview with Mexican activist Gustavo Castro Soto about the Berta Cáceres assassination— and building a world that moves beyond extractivism.

September 3, 2015

The government’s recent attack on four research NGOs highlights the need for continuing debate around Bolivia’s extractivist development model. 

June 15, 2015

Bolivian President Evo Morales escalates the stakes in the debate over extractivism as an anti-poverty strategy.

June 1, 2015
Teresa A. Velásquez

Efforts to secure water rights and resist extractivism united campesino and indigenous organizers.

May 29, 2015
Kari Lydersen and Adriana Cardona-Maguigad

Lacking employment alternatives with livable wages, many Colombians continue to labor in informal mines despite the well-known risks. 

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