This article discusses how the implementation of energy projects has spurred conflict throughout Latin America over the past decade. The article states that there are two underlying factors that trigger such conflicts: economic inequality and weak state management of the revenue being generated by extractive industries. Based on this premise, the article explores a variety of conflicts , including geopolitical and border conflicts at the regional level, revenue conflicts at the national level, and local conflicts.
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Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University
Vásquez, Patricia I.. "Energy Conflicts: a Growing Concern in Latin America." (2011). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_dialog/171