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Bolivia's Water War Hero

Categories: Latin America, Bolivia, Citizen Media, Human Rights, Protest

“We didn’t just recuperate our water; we broke an economic model that not only expropriated resources but also our spirit. We broke with authoritarianism. We forced them to understand that we make our own decisions.”

Oscar Olivera [1]helped organize a resistance movement that stopped the privatization of water in Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2000. In Narco News [2], Chen Blanc tells the story behind Olivera and the “water war” in Bolivia.