David versus Goliath in Cochabamba

  title={David versus Goliath in Cochabamba},
  author={Willem Assies},
  journal={Latin American Perspectives},
  pages={14 - 36}
  • W. Assies
  • Published 2003
  • Political Science
  • Latin American Perspectives
"Ours is a small country and it hardly owns anything any more. Our mines were privatized, the electrification company was privatized, and the airlines, the telecommunications, the railways, our oil and gas. The things we still own are the water and the air, and we have struggled to make sure that the water continues to be ours," said Oscar Olivera, a trade-union leader from Cochabamba, Bolivia, addressing one of the assemblies protesting the annual spring meeting of the IMF/World Bank in… Expand
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