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July 10, 2002

Pay Attention to Bolivia

Yesterday, Bolivia certified a leading opponent of US anti-drug policies and IMF economics in that country for the Presidenital runoff. As similar leaders are rising throughout the region, understanding Bolivia's revolt against neoliberalism is a good tour of the issues.

The largest spark for this election and riots that proceeded it were the "water wars" as US companies like Bechtel (see this Public Citizen link) sought to take over the nation's water supplies. For some older background on the drug war in Bolivia, see "Bloody Bolivia" at Disinformation.

Posted by Nathan at July 10, 2002 09:25 AM

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