Imaginaries of development through extraction: The ‘History of Bolivian Petroleum’ and the present view of the future

Lorenzo Pellegrini,

• Ideas expressed in a mural from 1956 resonate with the current public discourse in Bolivia.
• The model of natural resource-based development has at least 60 years of history.
• The novelty of ‘neoextractivism’ can be fundamentally questioned.
• This model provides the rationale for the promotion of extractive activities ‘at all costs’.
• History has shown that this model produces fantasies of development. Continúa leyendo Imaginaries of development through extraction: The ‘History of Bolivian Petroleum’ and the present view of the future