||New Conquistadors: Introduction (1:58) -- Mesoamerican Corridor (1:17) -- Panama Development Plans (1:59) -- Economic Changes (2:52) -- Environmental Changes (1:24) -- Environmental Concerns (1:37) -- Protesting Canadian Mining (1:29) -- Organizing Opposition (2:55) -- Grassroots Victories (1:56) -- Protecting the Comarca Reserve (1:13) -- Panama Government Intimidation (2:57) -- Resisting Development (1:24) -- Defining Poverty (1:04) -- Development Victory (1:27) -- Credits: The New Conquistadors (0:10)
||Five hundred years later, there are some-particularly in the Indigenous communities of Latin America-who are seeing this as new era of economic conquest, one with significant environmental and social consequences. The new "conquerors" are Canadian mining companies that have generated enormous wealth for Canada and the countries in which they do business. Canadian mining companies often have sustainable development programs that provide a range of opportunities for locals and attempt to offset the negative environmental effects of mining. However, the economic, environmental, and social changes these mines bring to rural communities have generated considerable debate in Latin America?
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||9 & up.
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|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2012.|
|Publisher number||58461 Films Media Group|