Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Mining

Venezuela Tackles Illegal Gold Mafias as Chávez Nationalises Gold Industry

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The Venezuelan government's decision to take control of the gold business has brought to the surface a serious problem.

Ecuador shuts down foreign NGO operations

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President Rafael Correa has started a campaign against Non-governmental Organisations.

Guatemala: Resisting the New Colonialism

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A prominent member of the Guatemalan left believes that his country is the victim of a neo-colonial offensive.

CHILE: PUBLIC OR PRIVATE EDUCATION?

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Nick Caistor, from LAB, analyses the reasons behind the students protests in Chile.

Ecuador: the struggle for Sumak Kawsay

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Ecuador: the struggle for Sumak Kawsay, or 'the right to a good life'. Both the government and social movements see themselves as engaged in the struggle to forge a new and more sustainable way of life for the country.

Peru’s Mining Conflicts: Ollanta Humala’s Ticking Time Bomb

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Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, who took office on 28 July, faces a big challenge in regions where most of his votes come from.

Nostromo lives on in Colombia’s mining rush

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Perhaps the biggest difference with the Colombia of Conrad's famous novel is the US absence. Today it is the Chinese who are in the ascendancy.

Guatemala: A Mayan-Qeqchi Community Is Re-Filling The Empty Spaces With Courage...

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In the remote Mayan Qeqchi [kek-chi] community of Lote 8, high in the mountains on the north side of Lake Izabal, eastern Guatemala, we stand in thick brush, in the empty space where the home of Amelia Cac Tiul used to be.

What’s Left for Latin America to Do With China?

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The author explores the real winners in the trading relationship between China and Latin America.

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