Infogram published by ALOP, APRODEV, CIFCA and Grupo Sur

From 2001 to 2011, primary exports from Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) increased from 44% to 52%, this illustrates how the continent still cannot move from its status as a primary goods exporter.

LAC minerals are now of key relevance for the EU economy. The problem is that these resources are scarce and non-renewable

The current EU – LAC relationship fuels an unequal redistribution of wealth; depletion of non-renewable natural resources; global warming, and social conflicts. Still more, massive-scale extractivism,is expected as the LAC mining.