This paper reflects around the treatment given to the concepts of poverty and communication throughout the last 60 years by a number of theories of development existing in the Latin American region within the social sciences. Particularly, we will focus our discussion on how those concepts have inherited an Eurocentric and anthropocentric global power pattern, which stemmed from a 500-year-old modern-colonial project, and was reshaped with the discourse of development from post-war on, which has maintained the separation between the culture of nature, understanding poverty as aside from nature, and communication as a tool and exchange between Western points of view. Finally, from a decolonial perspective, we will advance a socio-environmental notion of poverty and a pluriversal notion of communication, which will allow us to reassemble both concepts.

Keywords: Poverty, communication, nature, development, decolonial.