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Understanding the reality of illegal miners in French Guiana

Le Tourneau, François-Michel (2022) Understanding the reality of illegal miners in French Guiana. LSE Latin America and Caribbean Blog (06 Jan 2022). Blog Entry.

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Up to 12 000 informal miners, known as garimpeiros, still operate in this Caribbean country. Between five and ten tons of gold are smuggled outside the territory each year despite the pressure from French authorities. Understanding what factors make these miners resilient was the object of research led by François-Michel Le Tourneau (CNRS).

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2022 11:15
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:34

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