A Mineral Archive

Posted by Ricardo Duarte Filho – PhD Student in Spanish and Portuguese at NYU Vi os montes, e eis que tremiam. E todos os outeiros estremeciam. Olhei para a terra e eis que estava vazia, sem nada nada nada. Carlos Drummond de Andrade – Triste Horizonte. This summer I am conducting a research about extractivismContinue reading “A Mineral Archive”

An Alternative Narrative of Development

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Bolivian President Evo Morales called for a more inclusive “people-centric” global development agenda that included acquiring control of natural resources for the benefit of all. The day before, CLACS students and guests heard a very different story about the Morales government’s inclusion of indigenous groups inContinue reading “An Alternative Narrative of Development”

Bagua Not Forgotten

June 5 marked five years since the bloodshed in the Peruvian city of Bagua, situated in the Amazon. The Peruvian government negotiated a Free Trade Agreement with the United States that came into effect in February of 2009. It gave mining corporations special rights to access the Amazon for oil exploration and subsequent exploitation.  ThereContinue reading “Bagua Not Forgotten”