I don’t know if my colleagues in Latin America are political ecologists or not. They probably are, many of them at least. Most of them view natural resources and nature as a terrain of dispute. Most of them have been politically active, sometimes militant. Most of them bring some sort of political theory to bear on how they understand relationships between nature and society, environment and development. While few of them refer to themselves as political ecologists, and a good number of them are economists, all of them engage with la política in some sort of way.