International conference "(Neo-)Extractivism and the Future of Democracy in Latin America", May 13 and 14, 2014

Since the mid-1990s, Latin America is again amplifying the development model based on the exploitation of natural resources. Exploitation of resources in these economies is gaining in importance, while the manufacturing industry decreases, at least relatively.
With the term "neo-Extractivism" a post-neoliberal variant of the classical resource-based economic model is discussed, that increasingly finances development and social programs on primary resources. But the negative environmental and social impacts of resource exploitation remain.
On the subject of "Exploitation of Natural Resources and the Future of Democracy in Latin America - Findings and Challenges" an international conference was held on 13-14. May 2014 at the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. Nearly 300 guests and 25 speakers from Latin America, Germany and Europe discussed the Latin American extraction economies and its implications for democracy.

Documentation of the conference and Webdossier (in German):

Video documentation of the panels (in original language: Spanish, Portuguese, German)