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A group of locals removed a boundary stone in an indigenous ceremony; setting the boundary stone in the ground without ceremonially requesting permission from the Pacha Sociedav, the regional indigenous deity that represents nature, was considered an intrusion.

This was clearly the largest gathering of people ever witnessed in connection to an environmental issue in Argentina’s history, and was in fact much larger than most of the gatherings that any political parties have managed to achieve.

However, the Uruguayan government continued its policy of promotion for the mills, and in October, it officially authorized the setup of the first one, implicitly accepting their environmental impact assessment.

As regards the legal aspect, we can see that, in view of a greater degree of organization, the presentations before the formal judicial system were effective and the judiciary responded positively at all levels.

The residents of the Quebrada de Humahuaca are largely of indigenous origin and, in some towns, immigrants attracted to the local culture, landscape, tourism, and the peaceful lifestyle. It was a project of great importance for local standards since large high voltage towers 22 meters high would be set up, every meters throughout the Quebrada. Greenpeace, which is normally highly visible, was never an integral part of the movement in Esquel and had a merely marginal involvement.

That is to say, in Latin America, the idea of environmental justice does not necessarily target the problems of racially or economically defined minorities; it tends to identif groups that are defined territorially rather than characterized socially.

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Log In Sign Up. The mining company had already directly or indirectly appropriatedhectares in the area, within which the gold deposit was located. Despite its continued battle before the courts, in view of this outcome the company decided to suspend the project and commission a consulting firm to make a plan to convince the population of the advantages of the project.

Over time, popular protest and blockages of the bridge grew more frequent. Although that was an activity that attracted a lot of feboratti, the movement took advantage of a legal weakness in the construction process: Briones, The social mobilization in the Quebrada to oppose the construction of the high voltage line was an odd mixture; the two social sectors that we described came together to build a dense communications network that included articles published in regional and national newspapers reboratit TV shows.

At first, the project did not cause major unrest among the population, particularly in view of the promise of creating jobs. To reach that figure, almost 20 million tons of rock had to be removed, and two million metric tons of ore had to be ground to extract gold and subsidiary silver, first by gravity and then by cyanide leaching.


A resounding 81 percent of voters voted against the proposed gold mine in Esquel. Additionally, another complaint was that the mills were going to produce nauseating odors, which are so characteristic of the pulp mills in Argentina and other parts of the world. This is a critical, distinctive trait that socisdad them, among a public that is very suspicious of political organizations, in a position of legitimate and honest social players that work for environmental justice.

The project stated that with an investment of a little over million dollars and a large benefit afterwards, the deposit could be exploited for ten years, with an annual production ofounces of gold.

In Argentina there smbiente already more than 20 such plants and – although they were strong contaminants – no conflict with the population had occurred until then.

This clumsy maneuver was thwarted by an avalanche of letters from people wishing to participate in such hearings and by the resonance the issue had with the public.

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For various reasons, it was not until that the province awarded the project on the basis of an environmental impact assessment conducted by the construction company. Throughout the world, constructing paper mills was in the eye of several environmental conflicts during the s, particularly because reborattii their large contamination potential Sonnenfeld, The formation of this association is a very important measure that was repeated in several places, always preserving the characteristic of being self-generated and spontaneous institutions.

A level below the Constitution, already by the late s, there were over 4, provisions related to the preservation of nature broadly speaking, to which others were added later about issues as diverse as nuclear energy, fisheries, formation of different levels of environmental authorities and transportation of toxic materials Bertonati and Corcuera, Environmental justice in Latin America In Latin America it is evident for many that it is not possible to transfer the idea of environmental justice as such must be widened.

In truth, perhaps due to the country’s social structure, Greenpeace gains its support mainly from the urban middle class of Buenos Aires. The only institution it created was an NGO that would carlo it to bring legal actions and administer the funds from the numerous donations they received. This group was horizontally-organized; there was no management structure and everything was solved through open meetings and deliberations.

When the study was disclosed to the public at large, it was proven to be sociedar poor and evidently targeted at merely justifying the project, which is not unusual in these cases1.

The non-governmental environmental organization that has had the most significance has been the Argentine branch of an international NGO: One is that it included diverse segments of society, which indicates a certain capacity of the local identity to bring together sectors that usually develop separate means of expression, organizations and representations.


These spontaneous social movements, which are horizontal, noisy, and politically unapproachable are growing day after day in Argentina, learning from the old movements the methodologies of pressure and demonstration that are increasingly stronger and, clearly, increasingly more effective.

Government and Governance in India”, in Geoforum forthcoming. Nobody is sure how this conflict can be solved, but the construction of paper mills continues and the relations between Uruguay and Argentina have been practically interrupted.

The most striking event rdboratti that in March, the municipal administration which had previously had an unclear attitude held a non-binding referendum among the local citizens.

Note that Argentina was at that point falling into one of its worst socio-economic crises in history, which reached its peak with the massive demonstrations throughout the country in December and the resignation of the Carls. On the other hand, in the origin of these movements there are two elements that are very important: During that year, there were several demonstrations against the proposed paper mills, which already contained the seeds of a problem that would become magnified: However, this created a new activity: It should be noted that the entire region, on both sides of the river, up until that time relied economically on cattle raising and agriculture, with little industrial development.

By the time the company submitted its environmental impact assessment study to the provincial authorities in October that same year, the issue had become public and the people, spontaneously, began taking to the streets.

One of the many interesting aspects of this situation was that the informal quest for environmental justice was conducted without a great physical mobilization. Skip to reborxtti content. This methodology had grown since its appearance by the mid s as a result of the closure of the oil refineries in Northern Patagonia, which ambiejte privatized by the Government.

In a long list of problems, we could include deforestation, water pollution, erosion, indiscriminate fishing, over- grazing, mining impacts and urban flooding as the most pressing issues Di Pace, ; Morello et al, In this, the expansion of the Internet was critical.

There were two companies, one Spanish and one Finnish, that were preparing an investment plan to set up two pulp manufacturing plants near Fray Bentos, with a total investment of 1. The solution adopted, what we can call a methodology for the quest for environmental justice, is to explicitly state a conflict through social action.

After initially having significant popular support, support for the movement started to decline after the roads were blocked more and more frequently, causing transportation problems that adversely affected the entire population. It finally opted for what was possibly the worst of solutions: Additionally, the project would employ about workers.

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