I am reliably informed by The Democracy centre, that this is all Bechtel will be going home with in their case against Cochabamba’s citizens. This is a huge strike for people power following the dispute which has raged for six years. There is little more obscene than a war over water, something each one of us cannot live without for more than a couple of days.
"In January 2000, just months after it took over control of the water system of Bolivia’s third largest city, Cochabamba, a Bechtel Corporation subsidiary hit water users with enormous price increases. These increases forced some of the poorest families in South America to literally choose between food or water."