Bolivia vs. Bechtel

BechtelJim Shultz, from The Democracy Center brought good news today.

“This morning, the Bechtel Corporation will sign an agreement dropping its $50 million legal case against the people of Cochabamba (Bolivia) for kicking Bechtel out in the 2000 water revolt” said Shultz. “Instead of the fortune it demanded, Bechtel will fly home with a token settlement of two shiny Bolivian coins worth a total of thirty cents. One of the biggest, most powerful corporations on Earth has been defeated by an army of concerned citizens all over the world.”

Good for the people of Bolivia!!

For more information on this, check out and (in Spanish). For more information on privatization of water around the world, go to

About Fernando

Fernando lived in Argentina for almost 30 years, studying biology and working as little as possible, when he decided to use money he got from a bad bad corporation that laid him off to go for a year-long trip around the world. The end of the trip found him ready to get married to a Canadian, balder, and less interested in biology. Now he lives in Toronto. He is now a father, which will do for a happy biography ending.

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