[Marxism] Commodifying water in Chile
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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