Geographic Space

Southwestern State university of Bahia – UESB For: Jose Carlos de Oliveira Ribeiro, 2005 Commentary on the text: The CVRD and (Reverse speed) the Estruturao of the Geographic Space in the Area of Carajs (Par) the question argued in the text is on the desestruturao process/reorganization of the geographic and social space, in which it brings great problems in the social structures and some social conflicts, territorial/space. Being the Company Valley of the River Candy (CVRD) an integrated system (mine, railroad and port), gave origin to the Program Great Carajs (a great deposit with 18 billion tons of iron of high quality) had as strategy of development for the Eastern Amaznia. This of treating to a rich region in minerals and with a small poor population, making with that the man power is cheaper, making possible still bigger exploration of the region. Although the explorations of minerals are a wealth source, the same the measure will be able to be depleted that the companies exploring they go removing these minerals using itself of more modern machines each time, making the withdrawal of the materials of faster form. They must be led in consideration that the minerals are sources did not renew, therefore, a time removed and used it will not have substitutes in the extration areas, having left the consequncias for the native population. The islands of sintropia and entropy in the extrativas economies characterize the occupation and posterior production of depressed peripheries and great misery the example of this has the Bare Mountain range (today sees the chaos. After sucking all its material it was abandoned), the cities of Parauapebas, Curionpoles, Eldorado de Carajs, where if it can observe great social indifference, a needy population that attends only the taken wealth being for is of its region. In this context one perceives the contrast between a rich region and part of the poor population (without school, health and jobs).