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The Drug Company Next DoorPollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico$
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Alexa S. Dietrich

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814724996

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814724996.001.0001

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(p.183) Epilogue
The Drug Company Next Door

Alexa S. Dietrich

NYU Press

This concluding chapter briefly describes some important events in Nocorá in the years 2006–2012, such as the emergence of powerful anti-corporate movements in 2011. The latter was exemplified by the Occupy Wall Street protests, which resonated with the Nocoreños the author spoke with. However, these social movements had not yet caused most to rethink their community's ongoing ties to the pharmaceuticals in a substantial way. These stories, in light of changing levels of global awareness of corporations, invite the reader to consider what lasting impact, in some cases if any, these social movements have had for environmental health in Puerto Rico, and for other communities with powerful corporate neighbors.

Keywords:   Puerto Rico, Nocorá, anti-corporate movements, social movements, environmental health

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