The myth of development in the south coast of Espírito Santo, Brazil

<p></p><p>Abstract: This article results from research carried out in the southern coast of the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil, together with artisanal fishing communities and the installation of port development projects. It brings the interpretation of development as myth operationalized by discourse and it is suggested that this is the reason why development actions do not translate into improvements in the lives of local populations.</p><p></p>