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There are 260 items related to South America. Items are listed by date added.

 

World Water Crisis [Video]

World Water Crisis [Video]

Source: Press TV, 2017

Countries: Bolivia, Chile, India, Madagascar, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/05/2017

 

The lack of water has become one of the biggest worries for mankind, but you wouldn't know it. At least for most of us, the alarm is not there. In part one of our 2 part series, we covered things like water security, water wars, and the function of water...

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Do Natural Resources Influence Who Comes to Power, and How?

Do Natural Resources Influence Who Comes to Power, and How?

Source: The Journal of Politics, 2017

Author(s): Maria Carreri and Oeindrilla Dube

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 07/05/2017

 

Do natural resources impair institutional outcomes? Existing work studies how natural resources influence the behavior of leaders in power. We study how they influence leaders’ rise to power. Our analysis focuses on oil price shocks and local democracy in Colombia, a country mired in civil conflict. We find that when...

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Golden Opportunity, or a New Twist on the Resource-Conflict Relationship: Links Between the Drug Trade and Illegal Gold Mining in Colombia

Golden Opportunity, or a New Twist on the Resource-Conflict Relationship: Links Between the Drug Trade and Illegal Gold Mining in Colombia

Source: World Development, 2016

Author(s): Angelika Rettberg and Juan Felipe Ortiz-Riomalo

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/05/2017

 

Resource wars face greater difficulties to end conflict, as well as greater probabilities of relapse. In part, this is due to the persistence of resource-fueled criminal networks developed under the auspices of armed conflict. In this paper we focus on the Colombian armed conflict, one of the longest-lasting conflicts in...

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Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate – Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups

Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate – Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups

Source: Adelphi, 2016

Author(s): Katharina Nett and Lukas Rüttinger

Countries: Afghanistan, Guatemala, Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 23/04/2017

 

Over the past ten years, both our understanding and awareness of the links between climate change and security have increased tremendously. Today the UN, the EU, the G7 and an increasing number of states have classified climate change as a threat to global and/or national security. However, the links between climate...

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The Economic Effect of Illegal Political Control on a Population: The Paramilitaries in Colombia's Regions

The Economic Effect of Illegal Political Control on a Population: The Paramilitaries in Colombia's Regions

Source: Universidad de los Andes, 2011

Author(s): Alejandra Jiménez Carvajal, Ana María Ibáñez Londoño, and Oskar Andrés Nupia Martínez

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Economic Recovery , Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

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The Environmental Impact of Civil Conflict: The Deforestation Effect of Paramilitary Expansion In Colombia

The Environmental Impact of Civil Conflict: The Deforestation Effect of Paramilitary Expansion In Colombia

Source: IDEAS, 2014

Author(s): Juan Fernando Vargas, Leopoldo Fergusson, and Dario Romero

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

Despite a growing body of literature on how environmental degradation can fuel civil war, the reverse effect, namely that of conflict on environmental outcomes, is relatively understudied. From a theoretical point of view this effect is ambiguous, with some forces pointing to pressures for environmental degradation and some pointing in...

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Natural Resource Types and Conflict Termination Initiatives

Natural Resource Types and Conflict Termination Initiatives

Source: Colombia Internacional , 2009

Author(s): Philippe Le Billon

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

There is mounting evidence that natural resources can influence the likelihood, course and outcome of armed conflicts. Much of these relationships depend on the institutional setting in which the conflict and resource exploitation occurs, and the specific characteristics of resources involved. This paper examines the relevance of two broad resource...

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Territorios, Conflicto Armado y Política en el Caquetá : 1900-2010

Territorios, Conflicto Armado y Política en el Caquetá : 1900-2010

Territories, Armed Conflict and Policy in Caquetá: 1900 -2010

Source: Universidad de los Andes, 2015

Author(s): Teófilo Vásquez Delgado

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

En el imaginario generalizado de la opinión pública de Colombia, la región de El Caguán aparece relacionada con la zona de despeje otorgada a las farc por el presidente Pastrana entre 1998 y el 2002 para facilitar los fallidos diálogos de paz con este grupo insurgente. Esta asociación natural con...

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Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia

Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia

Source: Monthly Review, 2011

Author(s): Oliver Villar and Drew Cottle

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Governance, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

Since the late 1990s, the United States has funneled billions of dollars in aid to Colombia, ostensibly to combat the illicit drug trade and State Department-designated terrorist groups. The result has been a spiral of violence that continues to take lives and destabilize Colombian society. This book asks an obvious...

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Guía de Reparación Colectiva para Pueblos y Comunidades Afrocolombianas

Guía de Reparación Colectiva para Pueblos y Comunidades Afrocolombianas

Collective Reparations Guide for Towns and Afrocolombian Communities

Source: Consultoría para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento, 2016

Author(s): Consultoría para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Governance, Land

Added: 20/04/2017

 

Desde la expedición del Decreto Ley 4635 de 2011, por medio del cual “se dictan medidas de asistencia, atención, reparación integral y de restitución de tierras a las víctimas pertenecientes a comunidades negras, afrocolombianas, raizales y palenqueras”, CODHES ha hecho un atento seguimiento a la implementación de este mecanismo de justicia transicional étnica. Adicionalmente,...

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