[Marxism] Commodifying water in Chile

Bill O'Connor billyoc at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 17:23:45 MDT 2009

Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> writes:

> Private ownership is so concentrated in some areas that a single 
> electricity company from Spain, Endesa, has bought up 80 percent of the 
> water rights in a huge region in the south, causing an uproar. In the 
> north, agricultural producers are competing with mining companies to 
> siphon off rivers and tap scarce water supplies, leaving towns like this 
> one bone dry and withering.

Hopefully the lesson of Bolivia won't be lost on the Chileans.

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