Exploitation Abroad: The Canadian Mining Industry in Mexico

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Michelle Gomez

Abstract

‘The Canadian mining industry is the largest in the world, and much of its outward investment targets Latin America‘The Canadian mining industry is the largest in the world, and much of its outward investment targets Latin America' (Gordon & Webber, 2008, p. 63). This paper looks at extractivism in Latin America, focusing on Canadian mining companies in Mexico. I argue that the predatory and exploitative nature of Canadian mining in Mexico is in part due to neoliberal reforms by the Mexican government but is mainly due to the support that these mining companies receive from the Canadian government, which includes negligent laws in terms of human rights abuses abroad. 

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