Uruguay, Argentina: Pulp Mills Controversy

Remember those controversial paper mills on the Uruguay-Argentina border? According to Global Labor Strategies, the issue is far from settled: “The battle is often portrayed as a classic “jobs vs. environment” struggle only on a transnational scale. Uruguay needs jobs. Proponents argue that the direct and indirect jobs promised by the pulp and cellulose industry could help re-vitalize the region’s economy. Opponents argue that the industry’s effect on local agriculture and tourism will offset any job gains.”

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