Crisis and Conflict on the Caribbean Coast

  • Julie CupplesEmail author
  • Kevin Glynn
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Latin American Studies book series (BRIEFSLAS)


This chapter explores media responses to the current crisis on the Caribbean Coast and setbacks to struggles for land rights within the region. It provides a detailed overview of conflicts in the North Caribbean, particularly those involving the violent actions of illegal settlers who are accelerating the growth of insecurity and environmental degradation. It also outlines the ongoing struggles of the Rama-Kriol people in the South Caribbean against the interoceanic canal that threatens their lands and communities. This chapter deploys Boaventura de Sousa Santos’ concept of the ‘sociology of absences’ to explore the Nicaraguan government’s inaction, indifference and deceptions, as well as the grassroots production of visibility by digitally equipped citizens.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geography, School of GeoSciencesUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Department of Geography and Environmental SciencesNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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