Bolivia: Social, Environmental and Economic Issues


Glen Mendoza (Editor)

Series: Latin American Political, Economic and Security Issues
BISAC: POL058000

Bolivia is known worldwide for the mineral wealth it produces. It is also renowned for being historically a complex multicultural and multiethnic society. This book studies the social, environmental and economic issues of Bolivia. Chapter One focuses on the indigenous presence in Chiquitanía. Chapter Two discusses the eastern borders of Bolivia in the early decades of the 19th century. Chapter Three presents the dynamic creation of the Plurinational State of Bolivia; and describes an environmental perspective which shows a contrast between capitalist production and the Buen vivir (well-being) models developed by the local Bolivian community, a fundamental contrast to understand the future of the Latin-American region. Chapter Four discusses the camelid populations and soil classification and fertility in Bolivia. Chapter Five examines the effect of artesanal gold mine activities on metals and metalloids contents in soils and sediments from Apolobamba, Bolivia. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Independent Bolivia: History, Culture, Politics, Economics and Indigenous Territories in Chiquitania in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Giovani José da Silva (Universidade Federal do Amapá, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Eastern Borders of Bolivia: Early Decades of the 19th Century
Ernesto Cerveira de Sena (Professor and researcher from Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil)

Chapter 3. Resource Nationalism and Environmental Changes
Nidia Catherine González (University of Bologna, Italy /Santo Tomás University, Colombia)

Chapter 4. Camelid Populations and Soil Classification and Fertility in the Northwest of La Paz (Bolivia)
M. A. Muñoz, A. Faz, R. Zornoza, S. Martínez-Martínez and J. A.Acosta (Sustainable Use, Management, and Reclamation of Soil and Water Research Group, Department of Agrarian Science and Technology, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Cartagena, Spain)

Chapter 5. Effect of Artesanal Gold Mine Activities on Metals and Metalloids Contents in Soils and Sediments from Apolobamba, Bolivia
J. A. Acosta, A. Faz, M. A. Muñoz, R. Zornoza and S. Martínez-Martínez (Sustainable Use, Management, and Reclamation of Soil and Water Research Group, Technical University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Spain)


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