Research shows that while deforestation can lead to an initial boom in a country’s GDP, over time, the boom leads to a bust and for the indigenous people whose land was taken over are no better off then before their forests were destroyed.
Imagine you are on a river boat, meandering down the Amazon. The August sky looms dark and grey overhead, the cool river breeze a welcome respite from the vapid humidity. The silver river glides by as the air is shattered by the sonorous cries of howler monkeys. Then, suddenly, you hear it: the sharp, staccato [...]
Will a newly built lithium plant in Bolivia threaten or protect indigenous rights? A crossroad has arisen in which President Morales may either choose to welcome foreign investment or maintain national privilege over this precious resource.