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Community Groups and Human Rights Win in Bolivia against Bechtel

January 19, 2006

Today, the news is good, very good. Community activists, human rights defenders, and the Bolivian people won their dispute with San Francisco-based Bechtel Corp. Today, Bechtel dropped its USD $50 million suit against Bolivia for canceling the water privitization contract.

Today, we can celebrate. We can remember those who have paid such a high price for today. We can look to tomorrow, with hope.

Congratulations, Cochabamba! Congratulations, Bolivia! Thank you for today.

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