Resource Conflicts: Emerging Struggles over Strategic Commodities in Latin America
Understanding conflict surrounding hydrocarbons and mineral extraction in the Central Andes is important for US interests in resource production, US influence in the region vis-à-vis other world powers, and US antinarcotics and counterterrorism objectives. This report sheds light on these issues by analyzing prior and existing conflict over hydrocarbons and minerals. The paper also provides a foundation for understanding future dynamics surrounding the region’s uranium and lithium.
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