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Securing the right to water in Bolivia

Posted on March 23, 2010  Tagged with: ,
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Clean and affordable water is a basic human right, but right now, citizens in El Alto, Bolivia are struggling to regain control of their local water supply from multinational corporate giant, Suez. As a condition for a World Bank loan, the public water system in El Alto was privatized in 1997. Eight years later, despite […]

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From March 14 to 19th, we, human beings with a holistic vision of life, activists from social movements, non-governmental organizations, and networks that struggle throughout the world in the defense of water and territory and for the commons, have shared ideas, struggles, worries and proposals. At the same time we have realized how our struggles […]

 

Companeros and Companeras, First, I am honoured to be here and send congratulations to the people of Colombia and the key organizations which are working on this campaign on your historic water referendum. I am also humbled to be able to be asked to speak in support of the critical work of the citizens of […]

 

A media release issued by our ally CENSAT Agua Viva states that, “The committee of Promoters of the Water Referendum welcomes and thanks the Chamber of Representatives for its acceptation of the appeal brought forward by the committee by means of their spokesperson, Rafael Colmenares, which opens the road for reconsideration for return to the […]

 

The Canadian Press reports that, “A Mexican mine run by a Canadian company embroiled in a controversy around the death of a local activist (Abarca Roblero) has been shut down over environmental concerns.” “Abarca Roblero was known as a passionate critic of Blackfire, which he blamed for contaminating local rivers and for killing local crops […]

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