Friday, October 2, 2015

extractivista: extractivist

I'm at this wonderful two day workshop on Colombia full of Colombianists whose work I've been reading for years.  But I just learned this fabulous word, new to me for describing a person, in reference to Evo Morales being quizas no neoliberal pero si extractivista. Turns out this actually has a wiki entry in English, though it refers strangely only to logging, not all extractive industries (mining, oil, etc).