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Textual: análisis del medio rural latinoamericano

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BASTIDAS-ORREGO, Lina María et al. Socioenvironmental conflicts and open-pit mining in the sierra norte de Puebla, Mexico. Textual anál. medio rural latinoam. [online]. 2018, n.72, pp.35-65. ISSN 2395-9177.

The article presents an analysis of the conflict generated by the open pit gold mining projects of Ixtaca and Espejeras, located in the municipalities of Ixtacamaxtitlán and Tetela de Ocampo respectively, which are in the exploration stage and present conflicts with the community. The information was collected by applying a questionnaire to 141 families in four communities. As results, an analysis of the conflicts, in the social and environmental aspects. In addition, the strategies of the mining companies and the groups that reject mining are presented.

Keywords : Gold mining; socioenvironmental conflicts; territorial defense; Ixtacamaxtitlán; Tetela de Ocampo.

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