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The New Conquistadors / Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Other author/creatorCanadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2012.
Description1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sound, color
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Contents 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)
Abstract 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?
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 15, 2014.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2012.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number58461 Films Media Group

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