Posts tagged ‘Latin American’

28 Μαρτίου, 2013

China’s exploitation of Latin American natural resources raises concern

Chinalco in Morococha, central Peru.

Economic benefits countered by environmental damage and fears over lopsided nature of trade relations with Beijing

A view of the Toromocho copper project of the Chinese company Chinalco in Morococha, central Peru. Photograph: Leslie Josephs/Associated Press

Amazonian forest cleared in Ecuador, a mountain levelled in Peru, the Cerrado savannah converted to soy fields in Brazil and oil fields under development in Venezuela’s Orinoco belt.

These recent reports of environmental degradation in Latin America may be thousands of miles apart in different countries and for different products, but they have a common cause: growing Chinese demand for regional commodities.

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