%0 Journal Article
	%A Luis F. Beltrán Morales and  Felipe García-Rodríguez and  Daniel LLuch Cota and  German Ponce Díaz and  Victor Sevilla Unda
	%D 2007
	%J International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 9, 2007
	%T Economic Development, Environmental Conflicts and Citizen Participation in Latin America
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/5915
	%V 9
	%X Environmental conflicts produced by economic development and natural resources exploitation, are discussed. Main causes of conflicts in developing countries were shown to arise from geographically external investments, inefficiency of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and the lack of communication between government and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). Citizen participation can only intervene during late stages of the EIA, which is considered as one of the main shortcomings in satisfying demands of local people.

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