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