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QUINONES TORRES, Aída. Geopolitics of Socio Environmental Conflicts: Resistance to Mining Expansion. Mem. Soc. [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.39, pp.73-92. ISSN 0122-5197.

in this article we address the resistance expressions against mining expansion which are based on the socio-environmental conflicts, in the framework of policies that promote the mining sector in Colombia. it highlights strategic issues that offer a platform, in a geopolitical context, to support the advance of this sector towards foreign direct investment (fdi). Among these strategies, resistors create fissures and undermine capital and its system of domination1 in order to counteract the territorial emptying this extractive phenomenon causes.

Keywords : resistance; geopolitical expansión; environmental and social conflicts.

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