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Gold, Oil, and Avocados A Recent History of Latin America in Sixteen Commodities

By: Andy Robinson(Author)
352 pages
Gold, Oil, and Avocados
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  • Gold, Oil, and Avocados ISBN: 9781612199351 Hardback Aug 2021 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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The dawn of the 21st century was full of promise for Latin America. After military dictatorships and CIA-backed coups plagued South and Central America throughout the Cold War, a new set of leaders took control as history came to an end, armed with programs to reduce poverty and reclaim national wealth. Today, those leaders have fallen like dominos – Brazilian Lula is in prison with his political heir deposed, Evo Morales fled Bolivia as a mob descended, and a protracted coup in Venezuela unseated Hugo Chavez's heir. Where did the dreams of this 'pink tide' go? Look no further than the original culprits of Latin American disenfranchisement: resource-rich land and unscrupulous extraction. Joining the old staples like gold and bananas that underscored the original plunder of the Americas are a new generation of valuable resources to power new technologies and eco-friendly lifestyles: coltan for smartphones, lithium for electric cars, and avocados for guacamole to name a few. Roving reporter, Andy Robinson, takes readers from the salt planes of Chile to the depths of the Amazonian jungle to stitch together the story of Latin America's last decade, showing how the imperial plunder of the past carries on today under a new name.

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Andy Robinson is a roving reporter for the Barcelona daily, La Vanguardia. A graduate of the London School of Economics, he moved to Spain in the eighties where he wrote for The Guardian, The New Statesman, City Limits, Ajoblanco, El Mon, and others. He is a regular contributor to The Nation and has published two previous Spanish-language books, Un Reportero en la Montaña Mmágica (Ariel, 2013) and Off the Road, Miedo, Asco y Esperanza en América (Ariel, 2016).

By: Andy Robinson(Author)
352 pages
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