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This paper endeavors to identify and assess the most essential features of environmental degradation throughout Latin America. Specifically, it will discuss the aspects that create a proliferation of deforestation and destruction of the quality of Latin American coasts. The relationship between population, limited land and resources, weak institutions, and poverty lead to an intense economic battle in which economic necessity wages war against an ever-decreasing environmental quality. I will attempt to identify the factors that contribute to the destruction of forests and coasts, and what actions should be taken to develop policies within Latin American governments to promote the ever-elusive idea of sustainable development.


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  • Alternative title
    • Unstable Roots

  • Journal title
    • Papers & Publications

  • Volume
    • 3

  • Issue
    • 1

  • Date submitted

    18 July 2022

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    • Acknowledgements:

      First, I would like to thank my parents for encouraging my passions through never ending support. I am also indebted to Dr. Tamara Spike, Dr. Victoria Hightower, Dr. Van Sickle, Dr. Dwight Wilson, and Dr. Cristian Harris for their endless mentoring and friendship throughout my academic career.