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Black & Green Wed March 4, 2015— Blessing or Curse? Extractivism in Latin America

on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:40pm
Date: 
03/04/2015 - 7:00pm

Black & Green Wednesday

FORUM: Blessing or Curse?  Extractivism in Latin America

WHEN: 7 pm, Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WHERE: Legacy Books and Café, 5249 Delmar (near Union) 63108

Shona Clarkson, Interfaith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA)

Harold Compere, Concerned Haitians

Marilyn Lorenz, Founder, IFCLA

Don Fitz, Producer, Green Time TV

Rita Mauchenheimer, Green Party of St. Louis [moderator]

Many of the “pink tide” progressive governments in Latin America are using income from mining, smelting, logging, and agriculture to fund anti-poverty programs.  But, is this “extractivism” the only source of revenue?  What could be the long-term consequences?  What does this mean for countries such as Haiti, that are still controlled by right-wing forces?  And, how could trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership affect future development?