Dr. Maristella Svampa and Enrique Viale join Tom Kruse from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to explore “Ecosocial collapse” in Latin America. They contextualize ecosocial collapse as part of the history of unjust extractive dynamics between Latin America and the Global North. The lithium triangle—Argentina, Bolivia and Chile hold 54% of global lithium reserves. Devastating mining practices put lithium batteries for Teslas and much more. Lithium mining builds on centuries of extractive practices of metals, oil, of soybeans, forests and more. Watch this powerful vision of Latin America’s present and hopes for its future. This video (in Spanish only) is part of our Omerga Resilience Awards Series within the Omega Webinar Series.


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Dr. Maristella Svampa, PhD, studied Philosophy at the National University of Córdoba, specializing in History and Philosophy in France, and received a doctorate in Sociology from the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris. She is currently...

Enrique Viale is an environmental Lawyer from Argentina, educated at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), where he specialized in Environmental Law. In 2004 he founded the Argentine Association of Environmental Lawyers (AAdeAA). He is a judge for the International...

Tom Kruse is program director for the global challenges portion of the Democratic Practice program of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. He joined the Fund in June 2008 to manage the development and direction of the global governance grantmaking, including the...

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