Monday, September 22, 2008

Water Rights and Bolivia

The Walrus, a literary magazine out of Canada, has an article up about water rights in Bolivia, and a new approach that uses usos y costumbres to guarantee access to water in perpetuity. Remember, it was the Water War in 2000 (after privatization by Bechtel--wonder why gringos have a bad name?--a tripling of water prices, and the declaration of criminality in collecting rainwater) that saw several people dead in riots that year.

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