Natural resource extraction

One person died and dozens more were injured after a protest against the Argentine energy company Pluspetrol turned violent late Tuesday night.

If Colombia’s EITI candidacy is successful, it would become only the second country in South America—and the fourth in Latin America—to join the initiative.

Natural resource extraction is a key contributor to economic growth in various parts of the Western Hemisphere, but governments, businesses and civil society are faced with how to improve extractive activity and its effects on broad-based socioeconomic development in respective communities.

Equitable and sustainable growth is possible—maybe.
The hemisphere revives an old policy standby.
Resource conflicts are on the rise.
Though small in comparison to other disasters, the spill from the Antamina mine in Peru’s Ancash region affected the health of many living around the site. A photo essay:

Top stories this week are likely to include: India-CELAC dialogue; Jamaica marks its independence; impact of the Antamina spill; Repsol to meet with Venezuela on YPF; and responses to Petrobras’ poor quarterly release.

Peru’s government declared a 30-day state of emergency in the southern Andean province of Espinar yesterday after clashes between anti-mining protesters and police officers.

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