Resources riches don’t ensure that the population benefits. In Bolivia indigenous miners were worked to death. Despotic rulers will tolerate human rights abuses as long as they offer a supply of must-have commodities. In Bolivia there have been violent anti-government protests over the distribution of royalties.

Resource security can lead to volatility and unpredicatability and internal conflicts where whoever runs the country gets the profits. That’s what is called a [b]resource curse[/b][b][/b].