Geopolitics of the Amazon

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Free download from C&C: Alvaro Garcia Linero’s powerful book-length response to leftist critics of the Morales government’s economic policies, including the controversial TIPNIS highway and so-called ‘extractivism.’

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Climate and Capitalism is pleased to announce publication of a full English translation of Geopolitics of the Amazon: Landlord Hereditary Power and Capitalist Accumulation, by Álvaro García Linera, vice-president of Bolivia and one of Latin America’s leading Marxist intellectuals.

This important book-length essay, published in Spanish in September 2012, explains how Bolivia is attempting to address the need for both economic development and environmental protection.

In particular, it responds to criticisms from left critics who have attacked the Morales government for what they call ‘extractivism,’ and examines the real issues in the debate over plans to complete a highway in the TIPNIS region.

The text was translated by Richard Fidler, who also provides an introduction, a glossary, and explanatory notes.

To encourage the widest possible distribution, we are publishing it as a PDF pamphlet, under a Creative Commons license: it may be freely reproduced and distributed, but not changed, incorporated in any other work, or used for commercial purposes.

It is available for printing in either American (8½x11) or Metric (A4) page sizes.

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  • Thank you Climate and Capitalism for making this important contribution to our appreciation of revolutionary Bolivia’s efforts in the economic development of Bolivia, and in protecting the future of the earth. Congratulations to Richard Fidler for his excellent translation and meticulous attention to his work on the introduction, glossary, and explanatory notes.