Neoextractivism and Indigenous Water Ritual in Salar de Atacama, Chile

  title={Neoextractivism and Indigenous Water Ritual in Salar de Atacama, Chile},
  author={Sally Babidge and Paola Bolados},
  journal={Latin American Perspectives},
  pages={170 - 185}
Latin American governments are neoextractivist: they promote exploitation of natural resources as central to economic development while acting to mitigate some of the excesses of extractive activity. In the space left open by the neoliberal state in the Salar de Atacama in northern Chile, the mining industry creates its own regulatory mechanisms and provides infrastructure and “improvement” projects to indigenous communities. While these projects gain a degree of consent to water extraction and… Expand

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