Watch the second joint report by AQ and Efecto Naím, which explores the consequences of Chinese investment in mining activities in Latin America.
More than half of all Chinese foreign investment is in natural resources extraction. Though China got its start in the field in Africa, in the past two decades it has drastically increased its investment and presence in Latin America. Today it is involved in 34 projects across the region, from Venuezela to Chile.
Are Chinese-owned companies more likely than U.S.- owned or OECD-owned companies to exploit workers and pollute the environment? AQ and Efecto Naím report that in many cases they are, but as civil society groups have become stronger and governments more transparent, Chinese companies are starting to adopt better behaviors. (Watch preview below.)
Efecto Naím, a weekly television news program broadcast by NTN24 and hosted by international news commentator Moisés Naím, offers a unique insight into how our world is changing. The show airs Sunday evenings on channels in the U.S., Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. The full video of the mining report in Spanish can be accessed here. An English version will follow later this week.